Jahorina is, this winter as well, the favourite destination for all winter sports lovers who strive for the highest standards, but also for those who make the first steps on snow slopes as well as for visitors looking for peace, relaxation and mountain hedonism.
January and February are the right time to visit Jahorina, a unique place on the Balkan tourist map. However, this does not mean that this mountain is not an attractive destination even during the hot months, especially considering the numerous attractions that make it very attractive: summer camps, outdoor sports, panoramic riding with a cable car, miles of perfect biking trails, as well as a great offer of cultural events. It is a unique combination of tradition, heritage and modern spirit.
Let’s get back to the winter. In the current season, this renowned ski resort offers numerous new facilities – five kilometres of new ski-runs, a ski kindergarten, a new signalization, the “Technoalpin” snow filling system, a new conveyor belt in Poljice, among other things. Due to these improvements, conditions have been meet for Jahorina to compete for the Europe Cup in the 2019/20 season. The Jahorina ski pass is valid in Slovenian ski centres, and the ski pass from these centres is valid on this mountain. Jahorina has retained the reputation it was obtaining for decades and continues to raise the level of quality in accordance with world standards. What does that mean? Let’s start with the basic facts.
Jahorina is above all the Olympic mountain with 40 kilometres of perfectly arranged and well connected ski runs, which gave it the status of ski and ski-boarding paradise.
The ski resort is located at an altitude of 1,300 to 1,890 meters, and the top of Ogorjelica, the highest point of Jahorina, reaches 1,916 meters. What makes this mountain so special, apart from the benefits it offers to winter sports enthusiasts? Who experienced at least once the beauties of Jahorina cannot remain indifferent to natural beauties and conifer abundancy, but also to what was built by human hands.
Visitors from all sides are attracted in the first place to the variety of ski-runs as a prerequisite for skiing quality. Namely, Jahorina abounds with offers for various skier profiles – from mild-slope and wide runs adapted to beginners, to the steepest slopes and the Olympic slopes for which only the most experienced skiers opt. All ski-runs are perfectly connected by the system of cable cars and ski lifts of great capacity of 13,000 skiers per hour. The system consists of three six-seater and one two-seater cable car, three ski lifts and three conveyor belts. The longest run is 2.041 meters long and the highest altitude difference is 590 meters. Jahorina has 10 kilometres of blue, 25 kilometres of red and 5 kilometres of black alpine ski-runs, which meets the tastes and preferences of all skiing fans. In the immediate vicinity of Jahorina, in Dvorista, there are also 10 kilometres of Nordic skiing trails.
The international airport is only 28 kilometres away from the ski resort. In addition to the specific combination of cold continental and warm Mediterranean climate, Jahorina is distinguished also by an excellent ratio between price and quality of the offer.
The Olympic centre welcomes the current winter season with the completed “Technoalpin” artificial snow-filling system, connecting the entire ski resort with 88 launchers and 25 cannons. At the very top of the mountain, an artificial lake of 75,000 cubic meters was built, which will be equally attractive both in summer and winter. With its natural slope, the lake will fill the slopes of Jahorina with snow.
The opportunities offered by this Olympic mountain meet the highest standards of modern tourism. What else can add to the winter hedonism on Jahorina, which has a great international reputation? Homologated ski-runs, night skiing, 120 guaranteed skiing days, more than 1,030 meters of set windshields, extended and moderated existing slopes – all this suggests that this is a great destination for winter vacation and skiing.
The youngest skiers are given the most attention. For them, there are organized two ski kindergartens with a conveyor belt, a tubing track and entertainment equipment, where children can make their first ski steps, endlessly having fun on the snow.
Winter joys can be felt in Jahorina in all their beauty, because the whole region really takes away breath. Excitement is already growing in the imagination of this experience since the Jahorina cable cars are ideal for panoramic sightseeing of the mountain regardless of whether the visitor is a skier or a border. It is a universal beauty that no one is immune to.
If you have not tried the winter sports until now and you have the desire to do so, highly skilled instructors of the “Olympic Centre” ski school can show you in an interesting way how to get down the ski-run for the first time on a ski or board.