Faraya-Mzar was founded in the late 1950s by Cheikh Salim El Khazen who built the Mzaar hotel and “Le Telesiege- Faraya”. Simultaneously, a group of pioneers started the development of the ski resort, building the very first ski lifts. The group started building the first residential “Chalets” designed by kicking off a period of discontinued real estate development in the whole area of Kfardebian. In the early 1980s, the Saudi-Lebanese al-Mabani Group acquired the majority of its shares and took over the development of the resort.
Mzar 2000 is a village within a village. Fully combines pleasure and leisure, welcomes you throughout the year. You can move around freely, indoors and outdoors, while remaining protected from the weather conditions. Security and maintenance are ensured periodically during the year. Luxurious residential units surround a private park of 8,000m2. A 5 stars deluxe hotel of 131 suites & rooms, “InterContinental Mountain Resort & Spa Mzaar Lebanon”, as well as snack bars, restaurants and night clubs to meet your expectations are pleased to receive you in all seasons. Mzar 2000 also puts at your disposal a conference room for your meetings, a commercial center, a SPA “Les Thermes du Mzaar”, a theatre and cinema, a kid’s fun center, a swimming pool, a bowling center and others.
Mzar resort has 80 kilometers of ski tracks. The skiing season in Lebanon is similar in length to that of the Alps over a period of 4 months. Skiers, snowboarders, snowmobile addicts, cross-country lovers come to Mzar from all parts of the country. Starting at 1850m, you may reach the 2465m top of Mzaar and enjoy the breathtaking view over the Bekaa valley, Mount Hermon of the Anti-Lebanon and other peaks like Laqlouq and The Cedars. Even Beirut might be seen on a clear day. Those who want a break from skiing at Mzaar might visit the stunning 30 meter natural bridge of Kfardebian formed by wind and water and also ruins of a Phoenician temple and a Roman tower.