Olympic Mountains


Step into the glorious past of Sarajevo and relive the magic of the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. This vibrant city proudly hosted the world's most prestigious winter sporting event, leaving an indelible mark on its identity. Today, the Olympic legacy lives on, with four majestic mountains surrounding the city.

Jahorina offers pristine slopes for winter sports and scenic trails for summer hiking. Mount Trebević provides panoramic views, historical sites, and exciting hikes. Bjelašnica is renowned for its alpine beauty and thrilling winter sports. Igman invites nature lovers with its tranquil ambiance and pristine forests.

Immerse yourself in a world of unparalleled hospitality as you explore a wide range of hotels and accommodations that cater to every traveler’s needs. From luxurious hotels in the snow-capped peaks to cozy lodges that offer a rustic charm, you’ll find the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate after exhilarating mountain adventures.

For ski enthusiasts, the Olympic Mountains boast fantastic ski centers that provide thrilling slopes and pristine snow conditions. Feel the rush as you carve your way down the slopes of Bjelašnica and Jahorina. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a beginner, these ski centers offer excellent facilities, well-maintained trails, and professional instructors to ensure an unforgettable experience on the mountains.

These four Olympic mountains surrounding Sarajevo are not only a testament to the city’s rich sporting heritage but also a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether you seek thrilling winter adventures or peaceful summer retreats, Sarajevo’s Olympic mountains offer a gateway to unforgettable experiences and a chance to create new memories in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Bjelašnica, which kept worldwide TV viewers on the edge of their seats with the men’s alpine events in 1984, is arguably Sarajevo’s most challenging mountain due to its steep slopes. The 2,067-metre mountain has six runs and six lifts. A typical day at Bjelašnica will have you cruising down the groomers for a few warm-up runs before hooking up with locals for backcountry-style rides in and out of the trees. When you need a break, bump runs in light powder await. After delicious food and refreshing drinks, you will be energized for night skiing.


The 1,502-metre Mount Igman is gentler than its siblings Jahorina and Bjelašnica. This is a good place to test your coordination if you are a beginner or get your legs back in shape if it has been a while since you strapped on the boards. There are children’s lifts and bunny slopes. If a cardio workout is what you are after, this is the prime spot for Nordic skiing as well where the Olympic event was held in this discipline in 1984.


Jahorina is the biggest and most popular ski resort in the country. Located only 28 kilometers southeast of Sarajevo, it is a perfect way to get the best of both worlds. Its hotel infrastructure boasts a range of options. There is a hearty nightlife. The resort has over 20 kilometers of slopes, which are serviced by nine lifts. The highest peak here is 1,910 metres and lifts reach the 1,889-metre mark. The reason to book a trip to Jahorina is because of the quality and diversity of the skiing, high-quality snow, and affordable prices.


Trebević, a stunning peak towering at 1,629m, serves as Sarajevo’s natural backdrop and guardian. Accessible through a wide range of trails or a swift ride in the reconstructed cable car, Trebević offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city, making it a popular outing spot. An essential part of the mountain is graffiti-adorned remnants of the 1984 Winter Olympics bobsled track. These intriguing ruins now serve as a popular playground for skating and mountain biking, preserving the vibrant spirit of the mountain’s Olympic past. On the western slopes of Trebević Mountain, about half an hour of walk from the peak, one can find Jure Franko Mountain Hut from where stunning views of Sarajevo Valley and surrounding mountain landscapes unfold.