Jahorina during the early-2000's
|Elevation||1,916 m (6,286 ft)|
|Location||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Parent range||Dinaric Alps|
Jahorina (Serbian Cyrillic: Јахорина; pronounced [jâxɔrina]) is a mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located near the municipality of Pale and municipality of Trnovo RS,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo. Part of the Dinaric Alps, it borders Mount Trebević and its highest peak Ogorjelica, has a summit elevation of 1,916 metres (6,286 ft), making it the second-highest of Sarajevo's mountains, after Bjelašnica at 2,067 m (6,781 ft).
The Jahorina ski resort is situated on the slopes of Jahorina. It is the largest and the most popular ski resort in Bosnia and Herzegovina, being popular destination for alpine skiing, snowboarding, hiking and sledding.
Jahorina was an area of major strategic importance during the Bosnian war. Some areas of the mountain, including areas near the resort, still contain land mines. Extensive de-mining activities have taken place after the war. Skiing in borders of Jahorina ski resort is safe from mines and out-of-bounds areas are marked by skull-and-crossbones signs. Some off-course slopes were mined during the war and many remain risky. On October 30, 2011 a Slovenian paraglider was critically injured on Mount Jahorina when he landed in a minefield by mistake.
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