When it snows in the Hermon, Israelis get into a frenzy - getting up before sunrise, loading up all the kids, plus jackets-hats-boots-plastic bags before heading off in the hope (often thwarted) that they will be among the first to arrive and not get stuck in traffic. There is nothing they won’t do to witness this sprinkle of white magic over the treetops and mountainsides that fills the heart with excitement. This year, this spectacular sight is more impressive than ever with the new cable cars dotting the skyline, as they carry visitors 2,040 meters up in 42 heated closed carriages that reach the top in five minutes. Snow sleds and sky riders, and a unique levitation facility are available as well.
Along the way: The Nahal Sa’ar waterfall plunges down from a height of 20 meters to a pool that flows into a stream. Head to the observation deck, or walk down the path for optimal views.