Lebanonís national emblem, the Cedars is one of the most beautiful spots in the country.
The most famous Cedars, known as "Arz el Rab" or Cedars of God, are those nearby Bcharre. Only in this grove, the oldest in Lebanon,
gives an accurate idea of the stature & magnificence these trees attained in antiquity.
Some of the Cedars are hundreds years old, have reached a height of 35 meters & their trunks are between 12 & 14 meters around.
Growing at high elevations & the slow-growing of these majestic trees, with its long life span, requires at least 40 years before it
can even produce fertile seeds.
The Cedar of Lebanon was important to various ancient civilizations. The trees were used by the Phoenicians for
building commercial & military ships, as well as houses, palaces, & temples.
Just below The Cedars is the town of Bcharre, birthplace of Gibran Khalil Gibran.
The Cedars offer an exceptional skiing venue with its landscapes & the quality of its snow.
The pistes form a natural amphitheatre, & the high elevation means the season usually lasts from December through April.