The Mount Jahorina got its synonym “Olympic Mountain” and became famous world wide in the period of the fourteen Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo. Until nowadays the Jahorina is one of several top ski and winter resorts in the Balkan Peninsula.
The specific terrain and climate with so much snow are presenting the most appropriate conditions for development of winter and ski tourism. Guests have at their disposal over 20 km groomed trails for alpine skiing and slopes (Rajska dolina- Paradise Valley), associated with four lifts and four modern ski lifts.
The Mount Jahorina belongs to the Dinaric mountain system and its highest peak Ogorjelica is 1916m above sea level. The Jahorina is situated near Sarajevo (30 km) and Pale (15 km) and its location makes it even more attractive for winter holidays.
The average number of days covered with a snow is 175, from October to late May.
Ten-year average amount of snow in the February is 106cm.
Also there is an interesting story about the origin of the name of this mountain, which was originally read “Javorina” according to the maple tree or a Greek maple (Latin Acer heldreichii) by which is this mountain famous for. The name “Jahorina” comes from the time of Turkish occupation, thanks to the letter change “V” to “H” within the name which was characteristic of the Turkish language.
Also very large Greek maple tree is the natural beauty and the preserved symbol of this mountain. Also, the Mount Jahorina is the most northern habitat of those trees.
Recognizable picture of the Jahorina, you will certainly take with you, is thick forest and clear mountain springs and streams with various fish. Therefore, Jahorina is a popular and attractive for fishing as well as for hikers during the whole year.
The Jahorina, among other things, is rich with blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and mint and following plants: elder, dandelion and tar.
So if you don’t like snow and skiing, you will not be disappointed in Jahorina.
Published on: 08.01.2011