Jahorina

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Jahorina
Jizni podhuri Jahoriny, temer neobydlene.jpg
Jahorina during the early-2000s
Highest point
Elevation1,916 m (6,286 ft)
Coordinates43°44′32″N 18°34′13″E / 43.742236°N 18.570349°E / 43.742236; 18.570349Coordinates: 43°44′32″N 18°34′13″E / 43.742236°N 18.570349°E / 43.742236; 18.570349
Geography
Jahorina is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jahorina
Jahorina
Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina
LocationBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Parent rangeDinaric Alps

Jahorina (Serbian Cyrillic: Јахорина; pronounced [jâxɔrina]) is a mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the tripoint of the municipalities of Pale, Trnovo, Republika Srpska and Trnovo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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 located on the mountain, hosted the women's alpine skiing events of the 1984 Winter Olympics.[1]

Ski resort[edit]

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.

Landmine risk[edit]

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.[2] Extensive de-mining activities have taken place after the war.[citation needed] Skiing in borders of Jahorina ski resort is safe from mines[3] and out-of-bounds areas are marked by skull-and-crossbones signs.[4] Some off-course slopes were mined during the war and many remain risky.[5] On October 30, 2011 a Slovenian paraglider was critically injured on Mount Jahorina when he landed in a minefield by mistake.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1984 Winter Olympics official report. Archived 2011-11-26 at the Wayback Machine pp. 24-7, 107.
  2. ^ Vorhees, Mara. 2009. Eastern Europe. Footscray, Victoria: Lonely Planet, p. 119.
  3. ^ Dydyński, Krzysztof, & Steve Fallon. 1999. Eastern Europe. Footscray, Victoria: Lonely Planet, p. 130.
  4. ^ Frick-Wright, Peter. 2008. "Bosnia's Back in the Snow Biz." Los Angeles Times, 14 December.
  5. ^ "Olympics-Sarajevo Winter Games Venues Crumble into Oblivion." Chicago Tribune, 28 October 2013.
  6. ^ Slovenian paragliders land in mine field Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Slovene)
  7. ^ "EUFOR rescued four Slovenian paragliders from mine field". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  8. ^ Lambergar, Vesna. 2015. "Simon Vogrinec, ki je zaradi mine izgubil obe nogi: Živim celostno in kakovostno življenje." 24ur.com (4 April). (in Slovene)

External links[edit]

Media related to Jahorina at Wikimedia Commons