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The magnificent Bjelašnica is one of the leading ski centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bjelašnica is also the highest ski center in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bjelašnica mountain is in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the southwest, at a distance of only 25 km from Sarajevo. Next to it is the Igman mountain, which was the venue of most of the Alpine and Nordic disciplines competitions and jumps of the 14th Winter Olympic Games.

The magic is in the winter

The winter on Bjelašnica lasts from November to May. A particular attraction is the high snow heaps that may reach even several meters. Winters are particularly interesting exactly due to the snow-covered mountain landscape.

The peak of Bjelašnica is named Observatory, and the name of the mountain stems from the whiteness of stone and snow that may be found on the peaks even until August.

Climate as a tourist attraction

The beauty of the mountain is enhanced by the variability of its climate. It results from the geographic position of Bjelašnica in the Dinaric mountains, the geological composition, and height above sea level. The highest part of the Dinaric chain towards the Adriatic, with a length of 300 m, is the border between the influence of two climates–Mediterranean and a continental one. Bjelašnica is thus the point of contact of air masses from the sea and the mountains. Such contact results in rain and snow during fall and large quantities of snow during winter, which stay for a long time even during spring. Such climate peculiarities are a good basis for the development of winter sports.

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