4. SNOW­SHOE­ING Kfarde­bian

Lebanon Traveler - - GETAWAYS -

Dis­cover snow­shoe­ing and cross-countr y ski trails from Warde, Ouy­oun El Si­man; here the white land­scape of the up­per plateau, close to San­nine, is beau­ti­ful. The trails are ac­ces­si­ble to all lev­els, from kids to ad­vanced skiers, with cer ti­fied Nordic train­ers avail­able to guide (09 710109, be­ity.org/cross-coun­try-ski­ing-trails).

SLEEP There is a va­ri­ety of ac­com­mo­da­tion avail­able around the Mzaar, Kfarde­bian re­sor t, from the 5-star In­tercon­ti­nen­tal Mzaar ho­tel (09 340100, icmzaar.com) which also of fers a spa and chalet rentals. For a wel­com­ing and af ford­able overnight stop, head to Au­berge Be­ity (09 710109, 03 214871; be­ity.org) in Kfarde­bian.

EAT Af ter a long day on the slopes you’ll be ready for a hear ty meal in the moun­tains. La Ca­bane (03 722217) is a good place to stop when ski­ing. There is also the pop­u­lar restau­rant Le Mon­tag­nou (09 314441, 03 341441, open Fri-sun) for fon­due and raclette, or grab a quick snack at one of the many restau­rants in the Mzaar In­tercon­ti­nen­tal ho­tel.

SEE Visit the nat­u­ral br idge of Fakra and the Ro­man tem­ples cov­ered by snow - not to be missed.

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