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Ski Bosnia – Bosnian ski resorts

Ski holidays in Bosnia

Bosnia Ski Bosnia - Bosnian ski resorts

Bosnia 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 mid-February.

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 après-ski action on both mountains. Both centres are only half an hour away from Sarajevo city centre. Igman, also in Sarajevo vicinity has a great traditional restaurant and mini-lifts for kids in addition to its standard ski trails. Other ski resorts are on Vlasic in central Bosnia and Kupres in the western Herzegovina. Except skiing, all resorts offer alternative activities: snowboarding, snow shoeing, cross country, snow scooter rides, night skiing, sledge rides and so.

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 après-ski action and have places to rent equipment, dining options, and luxurious or budget accommodations.

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 three-day pass is available for the price of €33. Visitors extending their stay may want to purchase a weekly pass for €70. The ski season in Bosnia-Herzegovina runs from December until April, with the high season occurring between January and the middle of February.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is a great ski destination for visitors of all ages of ski enthusiasts. The area also offers several dozen different perks, including breathtaking views, first-rate ski slopes, inexpensive accommodations, international tourism attractions, and nightlife attractions to suit any taste.

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 Bosnia-Herzegovina are warm enough to melt the deepest snow. Relive Olympic glory, or just relax and enjoy Sarajevo.

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