Olympic Center Jahorina

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Olympic Center Jahorina
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Mojca IŠ
Ljubljana, Slovenia96 contributions
Closed pistes due to lower number of skiers
Mar. 2021
We visited Jahorina for a week in the middle of March 2021. We knew that this is a very small ski resort with only 25 km of slopes, however, we expected that skiing will be ok since they hosted Olympic games in 1984. Unfortunately, we could not ski on Olympic slalom in 6 days at all and we could only ski on Olympic downhill and giant slalom for one day. The reason for closing half of ski resort from Monday to Friday was not lack of snow – there was a winter fairy tale with much more than 1 m of snow - but lower number of skiers.

Although only 3 red pistes were open during the week, there were some hours, when we enjoyed skiing, e.g. one morning we had fresh powder, however, skiing on only 3 pistes is not an option for weekly skiing holidays for advanced skier. In addition, there was extremely thick fog and strong wind at the top of both working chairlifts (Poljice and Ogorjelica I) almost all the time. Once it took us as much as 30 minutes to get to the top with the Poljica chairlift. In the meantime, it stopped at least 20 times because of the strong wind. It was frightening, since I read on TripAdvisor that Jahorina has problems with electricity in such conditions. On the contrary, closed chairlift Skocine along Olympic downhill and giant slalom had almost no wind and fog these days and skiing would be much safer there.

I e-mailed questions to OC Jahorina every day, why half the ski resort is closed. They excused themselves that the tracks were closed due to some competition, but there was definitely no competition that would last 5 days on all closed tracks. We got information from ski instructor and restaurant owner that the reason for the closure of half of the ski resort was smaller number of skiers. This was confirmed on Saturday when they opened entire ski resort as many locals came to ski. We did not ski that day anymore, as we had to travel 600 km back home.

In general, our skiing holidays was ok because Jahorina has beautiful nature, great restaurants along the slopes and also excellent hotels. All of this is also very inexpensive in comparison with the Alps. Skiing could also be ok - although ski resort is 10 or more times smaller from resorts in the Alps, where we usually spend our skiing holidays - if they only opened the whole ski area. In current conditions, I would only recommend Jahorina to beginners or families with small children. Keeping lifts and pistes closed because of smaller number of skiers is something completely unacceptable and also against the condition under which they sell ski-pass. This is something I have never seen before and I ski for a very long time and have been to more than 40 ski resorts. I’m really sorry for all hotels and restaurants, because they’re all doing very good job and could have more weekly guests, if OC Jahorina provided their services normally.
Written 26 March 2021
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Tom
Lake Tahoe (California), CA10 contributions
Amazing place to visit
Jan. 2021 • Friends
Jahorina is one of the best winter places to visit in Bosnia and Herzegowina.Hotels was good as well food and staff.
Written 11 January 2021
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Kasia
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Ski without ski lifts - place for idiots
Dec. 2020
Terrible place. I'm totally disappointed. They have permanent problem with the electricity when snow falls. Open one lift on diesel, some hotels has own electricity, apartment stays without light, heating, and internet. Later, when electricity back they still didn't open any lifts. So... Olimpic Centar this is just a name. Everything close but they didn't want back money. Services, and communication with customers is simply terrible. Typical homosovseticus - if you're in holiday you cannot complain for anything. I paid full ticket for ski for few days and I didn't got any ski days, because everything was close! After big argue with directors of Olimpic Centar they have back to us 70% what we paid. Undeveloped country. Thieves!
I will not recommend for anybody this place.
Written 30 December 2020
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Amar H
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina2 contributions
Take a electric tester pen for skiing
Dec. 2020 • Family
As the first opened in Europa for20/21, they have been suprised by snow in Decembar, since they are opened from 03.12.On the 27.12.2020, after a day of snowing 20-30cm, situation zero, zero.As snow resort guest who is coming up by car to get there at 10h in the morning, I was praying all the way up to resort because they have not clean the road since yesterday.21th year of 21th with no electricity no generators, no coffee, no candels in wc, no we sorry, excuse, no hot cup of tea, no alternatives but sit and wait for gods mercy or powerfull electrician.Not the first neither the last time same issue. unbelievable
The main cheef of resort have been inviting the guests since june for winter season 20/21. with tears in his eays we are open and ready, the words of mastermind who had been suprised with 30cm of fresh snow on 26-27.12.2020.Anyway do not watch snow but electric report if you are going to visit Jahorina and stash beside wax, edge tool, screw driver, Electric Tester Pen in any case prepare your self for skiing
Written 27 December 2020
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SanyiKumar
London, UK138 contributions
Great Ski place, modern facilities
Feb. 2020
Great Ski place, modern facilities, world class. I was surprised to see how helpful people were. Things are not cheep as you would expect being in Bosnia.
Written 17 March 2020
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MaggieMi
Belgrade, Serbia2 contributions
terrible
Feb. 2020 • Family
Don’t go to Jahorina. Overpriced, rude and unpleasant people working at the ski facilities, trying to get money from you at every corner. Ski facilities often out of order with no explanation. Ski pass overpriced for roughly 40km of slopes. No discounts even for small kids.

Terrible experience. For this money you can get much better service and far better skiing.

Hotel was ok, good food, but kind of lonely in trying to please its guests. They charge you additional money if you want to use its spa, even though the hotel is not cheap at all. In the hotel you feel good, once you go out to ski, it is awful.
Written 12 February 2020
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Angie Angelika
Split, Croatia56 contributions
Awesome place for family with kids and those more competitive oriented
Jan. 2020 • Family
Great skiing place, not overpriced and its well maintained . People are so friendly and best thing is that They have beginners schools that will put you on skies in no time.
Written 12 February 2020
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teejayy_xx
Sydney, Australia519 contributions
Great all year round
Jan. 2020 • Couples
I have visited Jahorina in summer and in winter. Jahorina is beautiful during both times of the year however Jahorina is known for its skiing/snowboarding as it hosted the Sarajevo 1984 Olympics.

During summer, there isn’t much to do in terms of activities in Jahorina however it is beautiful to go for a nice walk and admire the nature. During winter, Jahorina is transformed into a winter bustle with all sorts of activities and events happening.

There are many hotels to choose from to stay at. To park your car at Jahorina for the day it will cost you 15km. The ski pass which covers you for the day is 55km. This ski pass gives you the choice of going on the various different ski gondolas. There are different path levels to choose from depending on your skiing experience.

If you are a beginner you can look at hiring someone to teach you through the ski schools.

If you are in Bosnia I would highly recommend you come to Jahorina whether it’s winter or summer. Jahorina is absolutely beautiful all year round.
Written 12 February 2020
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kostam
Belgrade, Serbia190 contributions
A great Place to Ski in the former Yugoslavia
Mar. 2019 • Family
With all the investments lately; 3 new 6 seat cable cars, snow cannons it is truly the best in the region. You will not be sorry to visit it.
Written 19 March 2019
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skifunSydney
Sydney123 contributions
A stunning and well run resort with great facilities.
Mar. 2019 • Family
Having skid Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Bavaria. Jahorina is up there with the best of them. Beautiful resort, and its huge with trails everywhere, you can disperse and have a trail to yourself. Very well signed trails all the way down and I frequently saw staff checking the signs and cleaning ice off them. The trails are sign posted at every junction so you wont end up on a black run unless you choose to. The ticket salesman was exceptionally helpful and friendly. We stayed at Vila Lala which was ski in ski out accom and the snow was honestly the best I have seen. Knee deep powder off the trails and in the village. We really enjoyed Jahorina. Its a beautiful place and the drive there from Sarajevo is only 45 mins with excellent roads all the way. Just go, I promise you will love it here.
Written 8 March 2019
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