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Jahorina Resort Overview

Located in the Dinaric Alps, Jahorina ski resort is a winter wonderland sitting at 1,916m, with its highest ski lift reaching 1,897m. The resort is situated just 30km from the vibrant city of Sarajevo and is renowned for its excellent skiing conditions and hospitable atmosphere.

Built for the 1984 Winter Olympics, Jahorina offers a variety of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly apartments, many with ski-in-ski-out access. The snow-capped resort typically enjoys a lengthy ski season, stretching from early December to late March, providing plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes.

Skiing in Jahorina

Jahorina offers a fantastic skiing experience for all abilities. The resort provides a range of lift pass options giving access to its 20 ski lifts and approximately 45km of beautifully groomed pistes.

For beginners, there are plenty of gentle slopes to learn on, with wide, forgiving runs perfect for building confidence. Intermediate skiers will find a host of exciting runs to explore, with a mix of blue and red pistes to challenge their skills. For advanced skiers, Jahorina has plenty to offer with steep black runs and challenging terrain.

Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will also feel at home in Jahorina, with several terrain parks dotted across the resort. These parks offer a variety of jumps, rails and other obstacles, providing a fun and challenging environment for freestyle enthusiasts.

Is Jahorina Family-friendly?

Jahorina is a fantastic ski resort for families, offering a safe, friendly environment and a wide range of family-friendly amenities. The resort boasts a variety of accommodation options, many of which offer ski-in-ski-out access, making it easy for families to get onto the slopes. With a host of restaurants catering to all tastes, a sledging area and plenty of non-skiing activities, Jahorina is a resort that has something for everyone.

Après-Ski Scene in Jahorina

Jahorina’s après ski scene is lively and varied, with plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a cosy place to unwind after a day on the slopes or a lively venue to dance the night away, Jahorina has something to suit every taste.

Popular spots include the stylish Bar Jole, known for its great music and lively atmosphere, and the rustic Koliba, which offers a cosy setting and a range of local beers and spirits. For late-night revellers, the Night Club Winter is the place to be, offering a vibrant atmosphere and a range of cocktails to enjoy.

Dining in Jahorina

Jahorina offers a fantastic range of dining options, both on the mountain and in the resort. For a taste of local cuisine, head to Vucko Restaurant, which serves a range of Bosnian specialties. For pizza lovers, Pizzeria Rajska Dolina is a must-visit, while Restaurant Lavina offers a range of international dishes in a stylish setting. On the mountain, the Rajska Valley Restaurant offers hearty meals and stunning views over the slopes.

How to Get to Jahorina

The quickest way to reach Jahorina is to fly into Sarajevo International Airport, which is just a 45-minute drive from the resort. Other nearby airports include Tuzla International Airport (2h30m) and Mostar International Airport (2h40m). If you’re travelling by car, Jahorina is easily accessible via the well-maintained E73 motorway.

Jahorina Insider Tips

  • Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a drink at the unique Ice Bar, which is carved entirely out of ice!
  • Take a break from skiing and enjoy a scenic walk around the resort, which is crisscrossed by a network of well-marked trails.
  • Sample the local plum brandy, or ‘rakija’, in one of the resort’s traditional taverns.
  • Visit the Olympic Museum, which celebrates Jahorina’s role in the 1984 Winter Olympics and offers a fascinating insight into the history of the games.


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