How Lebanon's ski industry is on the brink after Covid 'disaster'

Snow is known as the ‘white gold’ of Lebanon as it is one of the main tourist attractions in winter

Deserted ski ski station at Kfardebian.

The 2020-2021 season was a disaster for Lebanon’s ski industry, with intermittent lockdowns due to the spread of Covid-19 combined with delayed snowfall.

The closure of ski lifts has eliminated thousands of seasonal jobs in ski resorts and put the local economy – accustomed to packed bars and rowdy ski festivals – on the brink of collapse.

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