Bosnia Ski Holidays
If you're new to skiing or boarding then Bosnia is a great choice. Beginner-friendly runs combined with great value make this the perfecr place to start your alpine adventure. The Dinaric Alps are just south of the capital city of Sarajevo and the ski resorts are a mix of old and new - modern hotwls and traditional restaurants. There is also night skiing, piste basher rides and plenty of other activities to keep everyone entertained.
Best ski holidays in Bosnia
All resorts in Bosnia offer great value skiing. The resorts are ideally suited to beginners, families and groups.
Best for snow-sure slopes - There's not much between the resorts but Bjelašnica is the higest resort in the country so considered the most snow-sure.
Best for families - both Bjelašnica and Jahorina cannot be seperated when it comes to hotels, skiing and activities for families.
Best for après - all resorts are low-key rather than lively but if you were to pick a resort offering a lttle more off piste activity then go for Bjelašnica.
Best for groups - Jahorina boasts the larger ski area so arguably the better of the resorts in terms of giving groups with varying ski abilities more choice.
Skiing in Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina's ski resorts have speedy lifts and beginner-friendly runs. There is easy-access to beginner areas and a good variety of wide blue (easy) runs.
Having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1984, the slopes in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Dinaric Alps are well prepped for skiers and boarders. Jahorina's the country's biggest ski resort, with 47km of runs to sink your skis into. And over 90% of them are blues and reds, so it's a real piste playground for beginners and intermediates. A few mountains over is its more compact neighbour, Bjelašnica, which has 12.5km of slopes to explore.
Snow Conditions in Bosnia
Most resorts in Bosnia and Herzegovina are open from December to April. Temperatures are generally lowest in December, January and February, but the resorts here have a high number of snowy days per year, spread across all the winter months. It warms up a bit in March and April, and the average hours of sunshine per day more than doubles. With peaks of over 2,000m and good snowmaking facilities, snow cover is usually reliable whenever you go.
Après-ski in Bosnia
Off-slope fun is low-key rather than lively in Bjelašnica. Lots of restaurants also double up as après spots come late afternoon, and hotel bars are always a good shout if you fancy a drink later in the evening. Jahorina’s pretty quiet in the evening, with people heading to hotel bars for post-ski drinks. There are a handful of après spots dotted around if you fancy venturing further afield though. And wherever you head, a round will be easy on the wallet – the drinks prices here are some of the lowest in Europe.
Accommodation in Bosnia
Accommodation is mostly modern with a raditional alpine look and feel. There is a mix of self-catering apartments and half-board hotels, and lots of them are close to the slopes, so getting out on the slopes is easy.
Transfer times in Bosnia
The resort of Bjelasnica is approximately 35 minutes from Sarajevo Airport and Jahorina approximately 45 minutes.