Through the snowline on Mount Lebanon – in Lebanon

On my recent trip to Lebanon, my friend and I went on a girl’s mini-road trip for 3 days, touring the north of Lebanon. There was a touch of Thelma and Louise in the fun we had, although no pretty boys or driving off cliffs were involved.

From the coast near Tripoli we climbed up through the mountain scenery, through the popular ski-resort of The Cedars and up over the high pass of Mount Lebanon which is impassable in winter. As we reached the peak, we drove through the snow line, with belts of snow on either side and families stopping their cars to throw snowballs onto the road.

Then as we crossed over the high pass, the view of the Bekaa valley was revealed below us, a broad valley that is the agricultural and wine-growing heartland of Lebanon. Next stop – the ancient ruins at Baalbek.

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  • Reply
    marina k. villatoro
    July 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    i would never have thought they have snow in lebonan. my geography is so limited to latin america, i think it’s time to get out of here:)

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    July 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I’m surprised to see snow in Lebanon, too!

    I’d be out there throwing snowballs f’sure! 🙂

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    Heather Cowper
    July 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    In fact Lebanon has several popular ski resorts – it’s one of those ski in the morning, swim in the afternoon places.

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    July 20, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    looks beautiful. i am exceedingly glad you didnt drive off a cliff.

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    Wendy-Escape NY
    July 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Looks like a great road trip. Lebanon is lovely.

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