You might have heard that winters on magical mountains of Bosnia & Herzegovina are long, inspiring and charming. You might have also heard of Bosnia’s celebrated Olympic ski resorts on Mt Jahorina, Bjelašnica & Igman as the best alternatives to mass winter destinations in Europe. But if you are looking for a complete of the beaten path and budget-friendly resort, here is why skiing on a budget on Mt Vlašić might be ideal for you.
Vlašić is a remarkable mountain range in Central Bosnia & Herzegovina, near the city of Travnik, and on a halfway between Sarajevo and Banja Luka (two biggest cities in the country). It is also a major ski centre in this region. With its alpine-like peaks, breath-taking sceneries and at least five months of snow, it has everything for winter sports lovers of all levels. Its highest peak Paljenik (1,943 m) can be reached only by foot, which is a great challenge for mountaineers. The most popular resort is Babanovac situated at 1,260 m above sea level.
On Mt Vlašić one can find around 10 km of groomed slopes, 15 km of cross-country trails, and six lifts that can serve 4300 skiers per hour. Facilities also include ski jump hill, with 4 take-off ramps, the biggest being 90 m long. In winter, here you can ski, snowboard, snowshoe or even hike, with night skiing being the main highlight. However, this place remains popular throughout the whole year for hikers and bikers, mostly as a weekend destination. Apart from hotels and boarding houses, there are also countless holiday chalets. To the attractiveness of Mt Vlašić contributes also a very rich nightlife.
When on Mt Vlašić, it is impossible not to indulge in traditional gastronomy based on well-known sheep cheese, a main trademark of the region. Shepherds are making this of a raw sheep milk, letting them to age for 2-3 months. It is one of the best white cheeses in saline. The production of this cheese is centuries old tradition here.
Choosing this ski resort for your winter holidays is a great idea for all your senses. When on Mt Vlašić you will be spoiled not only for a choice of snow activities and amazing landscapes, but your palates will thank you as well. A complete replenishment at its fullest. Now, are you ready to check budget skiing on Mt Vlašić?
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