Mount Hermon is in the Golan Heights.
This is Israel's highest mountain and is home to country's sole ski resort. Part of the mountain is in Israel (i.e., the part of the Golan Heights annexed by Israel) and the rest in Lebanon and Syria. Since Israel is officially at war with those countries, it is not possible to approach, much less cross the border.
There is snow for only part of the year, so check ahead to see if you can come ski. At other times, you can still visit and enjoy the views, the wildflowers, and so on at a much cheaper price.
Generally, you must come by private car. There is no public transportation within about 10 km of the ski site. The ski company offers bus trips from Tel Aviv to the ski site. Call them for details (see internet site below).
- Ski. It's usually possible on-and-off between mid-January and March, depending on the amount of the snowfall. Prices are about 200 NIS for equipment rental and 200 NIS for ski-pass.
Food can be purchased at the ski site, and there are restaurants in several towns nearby (Neve Ativ, Majdal Shams).
- Rimonim Hermon Holiday Village, Moshav Neve Ativ, North Golan, ☎ +972-4-6985888. Offers accommodations in wooden cottages in a natural surrounding with nature corners, trees, lawns and breathtaking scenery.
- Hermon web site (there is a link there for information in English).
- There is a Druze village named Majdal Shams closest to the top with Druze food and other shops.
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