Skiing

Mt. Hermon: Israel’s Only Ski Mountain Resort

Ski lift with visitors of the Mt Hermon

Ski Resort Stats

Top peak: 2,040 meters

Base elevation: 1,600 meters

Number of pistes: 14

Length of pistes: 45 kilometers

Area: 5,000 dunams

Number of lifts: 8

It’s undeniable that a big part of Europe and America has vast ski areas in the world. However, there are many places from the different regions of the globe where some remote ski spots are home to excellent slopes and jaw-dropping panoramas.

A must-visit ski resort is found in Israel, and it is the only ski resort in the country. Hermon Ski Resort wedged into the northernmost corner of the Golan Heights along the Syrian border at an elevation of 6,600 feet.

Israel is not only a beautiful country because it is regarded as the Holy land, but also of its rich history and culture, and home to vast deserts, sand dunes, abundant wildlife, the greenest area in the Galilee, and even an amazing ski resort in the mountain.

With just a two-hour drive from the desert, visitors can arrive at Mount Mermon Ski Resort. Although it is not as famous and stunning as Snowmass, Buttermilk, or Meribel, Hermon has an excellent amount of snow in the winter. The ski resort is incredibly popular with Israelis and tourists who take a day or two to enjoy the winter sports activities.

View of the ski-resort and the cable cars

 

In the autumn, spring, and summer, the resort caters to different outdoor activities that take advantage of the amazing landscape, including a mountain bike park and hiking.

Hermon ski area covers about 2434 dunams at an altitude of 1600-2040 meters above sea level. The resort operates year-round and opens for up to 50 days of skiing and snowboarding during winter. About 300 000 visitors, skiers and snowboarders, and all levels can enjoy, especially from January to March.

 

Primarily, the mountain slopes are used for skiing and snowboarding during the winter season. It has a wide variety of trails for beginners and advanced skiers. However, those who are not into winter activities can still have fun with various recreational activities like snow games, snow sledding, alpine coaster, and a ride by chair lift to the top of Mount Hermon.

The resort consists of 14 ski runs and 5 chair lifts. There are various lessons and training offered and equipment rental at the center. It is always best to check on the resort’s current weather before booking a flight to Israel.

About 40 000 people visit the resort during warmer months and spring as they take advantage of the topography and landscape, with the resort’s terrain for many outdoor pursuits.

Visitors can take the cable car to visit the HaMa’apil summit, where there are guided summer tours witnessing flora and fauna in the region. There are large hiking and biking trails in the area, as mountain biking is particularly famous at Mount Hermon. It has outstanding facilities in place at Bike Park that has three bicycle trails. Bikers use the ski chairlifts to take them to the top of the trail. An all-day lift ticket costs NIS 135.

WHERE TO STAY AT MT HERMON SKI RESORT

Hagoshrim Hotel & Nature in Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Kiryat Shmona 12225, Israel is 17.0 km from Mount Hermon. It provides a pool, restaurant, parking for free, gym, spa, and bar. Guests rating is at 8.2/10.

Grand Vista Exclusive Boutique Hotel at 31 Kfar Yuval, Yuval 1221500, Israel is 17.6 km from Mount Hermon. It provides a pool, airport transfer, spa, bar, restaurant, and free parking. Guests have rated this hotel at 10/10.

The Village – Jordan Riverside Travel Hotel at D.N. Galil Elion, Sde Nehemia 12145, Israel, is 19.8 km from Mount Hermon. It has a pool, provides free parking, and is pet-friendly, so it is rated 8.2/10 by guests.

BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR MOUNT HERMON

The Cremer House is located at 6256 Highway 9, only 1.5 km from Mount Hermon. This is an American Bar and is vegetarian friendly that serves lunch and dinner.

Cowboy Bar and Grill, located at 5447 Highway 9, is 2 km from Mount Hermon Adventures. They serve Hot Legs (fried chicken wings and drummettes with bbq or ranch), Fire in the Hole (darn spicy wings with soothing ranch dip), Kansas BBQ Chicken Quesadilla (served with salsa & sour cream), and Calamity Blue (Organic salad mix, tomato, cucumber & alfalfa sprouts topped with charbroiled chicken, bacon & gorgonzola cheese. Served with cornbread & honey butter)

Round Table Pizza, located at 6267 Graham Hill Rd, is only 1.2 km from Mount Hermon Adventures. This is the perfect spot for your pizza cravings while you stay at the resort for a holiday.

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