FAM­ILY SKI ES­CAPES TO­WARDS ZAAROUR

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Zaarour is the clos­est ski re­sort to Beirut (38km) and a newly de­vel­oped road con­nects you with the slopes in just 50 min­utes from the cap­i­tal. Although it is one of the coun­try’s small­est ski re­sorts, it of­fers a wide range of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing many for chil­dren, and has a strong rep­u­ta­tion for its cross-coun­try ski­ing. (04 310010; zaarour­club.com)

SLEEP Le Grand Chalet

Stay at (04 310300; legrand­chalet.com. lb), a lux­u­ri­ous bou­tique ho­tel in the heart of the moun­tains, or rent a chalet. Al­ter­na­tively sleep in a tra­di­tional house in the vil­lage of (78 887222; hay­dale­banon.com).

EAT Hayda Le­banon

On the way up to Zaarour a num­ber of restau­rants of­fer typ­i­cal mezze style meals, in­clud­ing (04 296960) and (04 296200). Al­ter­na­tively, try the in­ter­na­tional menu at Zaarour’s or an au­then­tic lo­cal meal at (03 658734).

Bouhayra El Sabaya SEE Le Grand Chalet Hayda Le­banon, Sobhi Al Koukh

The vil­lage of lo­cated on Zaarour main road, is a project that em­braces Le­banese her­itage through its food, en­ter­tain­ment or am­biance. It’s the place to soak up a tra­di­tional at­mos­phere and ideal for Le­banese ex­pa­tri­ates want­ing to re­dis­cover their cul­tural roots.

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