With fewer crowds and much lower prices than Europe’s better-known resorts, the mountains around Sarajevo offer the perfect alternative ski and snowboard experience. Add to this Bosnia’s friendly locals and breathtaking scenery and you’ve got it made.
In February 2014, the team behind Sail Croatia and Balkan Road Trip is launching a powdery new program, Ski Sarajevo, based on Jahorina Mountain.
Jahorina’s highest peak is 6,276 feet tall, making it the second tallest of Sarajevo’s mountains, behind Bjelašnica. The mountain hosted the women’s alpine skiing events in the 1984 Winter Olympics.
Jahorina offers 16 miles of ski trails, plenty of winter sports and plenty of après ski. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own gear – ski and snowboard rentals come in at a very reasonable 10 euro ($14) per day. Staying in a dedicated ski lodge, there’s no shortage of entertainment with evening DJ sets and exclusive parties.
Currently, Sarajevo isn’t the cheapest airport to fly into so Ski Sarajevo gives travelers the option to start the trip across the border in Dubrovnik, Croatia – a popular destination with plenty of low-cost flight options.
From there you spend the night in the picturesque town of Mostar, known for its mix of East and West and famous arched bridge, before heading to your home for the next five nights, Jahorina. On the way back to Dubrovnik you also get a night in beautiful Sarajevo with plenty of time to explore the city.
Find out why Sarajevo is Europe’s best kept secret before everyone else does!
by Kara Segedin