and Herzegovina, host to the 1984 Winter Olympics, is a great ski holiday destination for all ages and offers dozens of perks — first rate slopes, breathtaking surroundings, inexpensive accommodation, a great mix of local skiers and international tourists. The slopes cater to all levels of skiers, and resorts offer all the facilities including ski and snowboard rentals, ski shops and excellent restaurants offering various types of food. The season runs from December to April, with the high season from January to
Of the ski areas that surround Sarajevo, Jahorina, which hosted the women’s alpine events in 1984, and Bjelasnica, host of the men’s alpine events, are by far the most popular — with places to stay, eat, rent equipment, and aprè
The two most prominent ski areas here are Jahorina (below) and Bjelasnica, which are only half an hour from Sarajevo’s center. Jahorina hosted the Alpine events for women in the 1984 Olympics, while Bjelasnica hosted the Alpine events for men. Both locations host aprè
At 1,915 m high, Jahorina offers 20 km worth of groomed slopes designed primarily for Alpine skiing. There are eight lifts capable of transporting 7,500 skiers every hour. At 2,067 m high, Bjelasnica is more challenging than Jahorina.
Visitors can purchase a ski pass for either destination for €13. A
Visitors will find resorts with just about any amenities, as well as restaurants to suit the gourmet or the hot dog enthusiast even. But best of all, the friendly faces of the people of