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Igman ski area, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Igman Ski Area, which is known for its reliable snowfall, is located southwest of Sarajevo in the heart of southwest Europe. Igman Ski area along with Bjelasnica Ski area together is well known for their contribution to the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. The Sarajevo International Airport is the avenue through which most visitors arrive on this resort.

Igman is known for its gentle slopes and soft hills on which beginners can enjoy the sport of skiing without any accidents. There is also a lift dedicated to taking children uphill to their slopes. The elevation here is 1502 metres, which makes it the shortest of all Sarajevo Mountains in this area.

There are ski schools here which offer instruction to beginner and intermediate skiers by experienced trainers. Accommodations are available in the form of lodges, chalets and hostels in and around the Igman Ski Area. During the 1992-1995 conflict, some areas of Igman were destroyed.

Activities in this resort include skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, sledge rides and other popular outdoor recreation. Even today, Igman is still one of Sarajevo’s primary visitor attractions.

The ski jumping platform left after the Winter Olympics of 1984 is still seen in the park although it bears the damages of war and is riddled with bullet holes. Unfortunately, this site was used for executions during the war.

There are several restaurants, coffee parlours, nightclubs and bars for après-ski activities.

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