Mount Hermon

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The Hermon, cool all year round
Resort Summary
Resort Name Mount Hermon
Location Mt Hermon, Israel 33.4°, 35.85°
Resort Altitude 1600 - 2040m
Winter Season
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Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $220 Shekel
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 


Location

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Planning

Getting There

Accommodation

On Mountain
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Lift Tickets

Skiers' Prices Shekel Daily Ski pass ₪ 220 Half day ski pass ₪ 180 Two cable car rides/day + elevator (school)₪ 130 Two rides on the middle cable car 2 ₪ 60 Club membership (adult) ₪ 2,300 Club membership (child/soldier) ₪ 1,700 Club membership (pensioner) ₪ 1,000

Ski shoes/skis ₪ 70 Ski Pass only 2 days ₪ 420 3 days ₪ 620 4 days ₪ 770



Ski School

Private ski lessons (60 minutes, up to three people) price per person ₪ 190 Group ski lesson (90 minutes) price per person ₪ 100

Equipment Hire

Ski Equipment Rental Ski Equipment/snowboard (adult, full rental, incl. board & shoes) ₪ 135 � Ski Equipment/snowboard (child until age 12, full rental, incl. helmet) ₪ 120

Ski equipment only 4 days 3 days 2 days Child Adult Child Adult Child Adult ₪ 380 ₪ 450 ₪ 310 ₪ 360 ₪ 220 ₪ 250


Resort Facilities

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Weather

Geography

The mountain is actually a cluster of mountains with three distinct summits, each about the same height. The Anti-Lebanon range extends for approximately 150 km (93 miles) in a northeast-southwest direction, running parallel to the Lebanon range on the west.

The Hermon range covers an area of about 1000 square km, of which about 70 km² are under Israeli control.

The mountain forms one of the greatest geographic resources of the area. Because of its height it captures a great deal of precipitation in a very dry area of the world. The Jurassic limestone is broken by faults and solution channels to form a karst topography.

Mount Hermon has seasonal snow which covers all three of its peaks for most of the year in winter and spring. Melt water from the snow-covered mountain's western and southern bases seeps into the rock channels and pores, feeding springs at the base of the mountain, which form streams and rivers. These merge to become the Jordan River. Additionally, the runoff facilitates fertile plant life below the snow line, where vineyards and pine, oak, and poplar trees are abundant.

The springs, and the mountain itself, are much contested by the nations of the area for the use of the water. It is important that the government that controls the mountain, as well as the springs below, realize their responsibility to guard against deforestation and pollution.

Mount Hermon is called the "gray-haired mountain," or the "mountain of snow." It is also called "the eyes of the nation" in Israel because its altitude makes it Israel's primary strategic early warning system


History

Mount Hermon (33°24′N, 35°51′E; Hebrew: הר חרמון‎, Har Hermon, Arabic: جبل الشيخ‎, Jabal el-Shaiykh, Djabl a-Shekh,"mountain of the chief" and "snowy mountain") is a mountain in the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. Its highest point is 2,814 m (9,230 feet) above sea level. This summit is on the border between Syria and Lebanon, and is under Syrian control. The southern slopes of Mount Hermon have been in Israeli control since the Six-Day War in 1967. This part of the mountain, as well as the Golan Heights, was unilaterally annexed by Israel in 1981.



Resources

PLACE LINKS TO RESORT WEBSITES HERE

  • Mt Hermon Ski Website [1]
Wikipedia on Mount Hermon [2]

Maps

http://www.skimap.org/data/1205/1/1256239194.pdf