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Ski & Winter in Middle East

Beirut

The skiers of Lebanon

Faraya Ski Resort

Ed O'Loughlin Winter brings rain to most of the eastern Mediterranean, but to the high peaks of the Mount Lebanon range it brings snow - lots of it.

Ski Dubai

Desery snow storm

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Angus Holland You could almost be on one of the shorter runs at Falls or Buller - until you look up and see the roof.

Lebanon

Secret snow

SKI PATROL

Ed O'Loughlin The Middle East seems an unlikely place to go skiing, but Lebanon's slopes are deep, fast and long. Ed O'Loughlin reports.

Map of Middle East

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