It’s always exciting to experience the ski scene in a new country, so we were really interested to hear about Ski Sarajevo, a new venture from the Balkan travel experts behind Sail Croatia.

Ski lift panorama in BosniaWe don’t quite know what to expect from a skiing trip to Bosnia, but we’re reliably informed that both the powder and the parties are epic. The slopes of Bosnia’s second highest mountain, Jahorina, are a burgeoning alternative to the more mainstream European resorts, and they also have Olympic pedigree, having been the site for several of the 1984 Winter Olympics events. There are six ski lifts at Jahorina, servicing 20km of pistes, most of which are treeless intermediates. The highest lift takes you up to 1884m and the village sits at 1300m. Here is a whole swathe of the Alps that’s been left relatively unexplored – who knew!

Ski Sarajevo offers a five or seven day trip starting in either Dubrovnik in Croatia, or Sarajevo in Bosnia. Open to skiers from beginner to advanced levels, ski tours start from £269 per person this February and include airport bus transfers, accommodation, breakfasts and lunches, and the services of a tour manager for all those questions that are bound to come up. You can also opt for a £100 Event Pass which includes a five-day ski lift pass, entrance to all Ski Sarajevo parties on and off the mountain, participation in the Winter Games Festival and walking tours of Sarajevo and Mostar with local Bosnian guides.

A trip with these guys could be a perfect introduction to ski holidays or as a cheeky second trip if you’re on a budget. We’d be really interested to hear a first-hand account of one of these trips, so do get in touch if you go.

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