From March 1, 2014 till March 8, 2014 we are shredding the slopes of the 1984 Olympic Winter Games! This Crazy Snow Camp will take place in Jahorina, one of the ski resorts nearby the amazing town Sarajevo.
We will be in a nice chalet just for our group at an altitude of 1600 meters in the Jahorina ski resort at 35 kilometres from Sarajevo. The place where the 1984 winter Olympics took place, how cool is that! In the evening we will cook and eat together, do crazy group games, every evening sauna etc. In the daytime there will be flash mob style assignments – and a lot of snow fun, obviously.
The ski area is not super big and not super small. There are several ropeways and chair lifts and a good number of slopes for beginners and advanced skiers/boarders. If the road conditions allow us, we will also make once or twice a day trip to the Bjelasnica ski resort at the other side of Sarajevo, and one day we might visit the slopes at Mount Igman in the morning and then we’ll spend the afternoon in the beautiful city of Sarajevo. The Crazy Snow Camp is your chance to discover a bit of life in Bosnia, a fascinating place and one of the most beautiful and mountainous countries of Europe. The war in Bosnia ended 18 years ago and it is exciting to see how the diverse parts of Bosnian society are now skiing and boarding together. Snow unites :-) and we can be part of that! In the last 10 years (and maybe before also, but I didn’t see those statistics) in average the snow conditions in Sarajevo were excellent in the last two weeks of February and in the first two weeks of March, so we should be good. However, if you come by car you should have winter tyres and bring snow chains.
The chalet is quite luxury and has double/twin bedrooms , an open kitchen in the dining room, two bathrooms and a sauna. There will be max. 8 people in our group. Inside the house clothing is optional (except in the sauna obviously, where for reasons of hygiene it is not permitted to wear anything -so no swimwear or underwear either). No smoking in the house.
There is space and time for workshop-like activities, so if you would like to share some of your knowledge or skills, feel free! Maybe you want to teach us some capoeira, do a photo session, or make us sing the traditionals of your native culture? Just some ideas… it really can be anything. Another fun activity that we’ll be doing together is… cooking! (and cleaning afterwards…)
If we complete 8 people, price for one week is EUR 375 per person for accommodation, breakfasts and dinners.
That is cheap!!!! Also the ski passes in this area are very cheap (around 110 Euro for 7 days). However, don’t come if you are only interested in an affordable winter holiday. The Crazy Snow Camp is all about the group, spending fun evenings together, doing crazy games, etc.
If you are a couple, please understand that in the Crazy Snow Camp you can not behave like a couple. Subject to availability, you can get a room with a double bed if you want (in general the rooms are allocated through a lottery) but apart from that, you are expected to participate in all activities and group life as individuals and not as a couple. Yes you will be hugging – in the numerous group hugs! So be prepared to sit each at the other extreme of the group table during dinner, and accept that someone else than yourself might be giving a salt scrub to your partner in the sauna.
How to get there
Jahorina is at 35 km from Sarajevo airport and railway station, 300 km from Belgrade airport, 300 km from Dubrovnik airport. Direct trains to Sarajevo from Belgrade, Zagreb and Budapest; express buses to Sarajevo from many places across Europe. By car you would probably drive to Zagreb or Belgrade, take the Zagreb-Belgrade highway and then turn to Sarajevo.
From The Netherlands and NRW there is a ride share available, approx. EUR 130 two-way per person. Most probably, as time passes by, ride shares from other directions will be added.
Don’t miss these 7 nights on the mountain in beautiful Bosnia!
SO LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER!
If you want to participate in this event, then you’re out of luck… It is a past event! Please check out the upcoming Crazy Mountain Camps or Crazy Snow Camps! And if you sign up for the newsletter I’ll keep you updated about new Crazy Camps.
Confirmed participants Crazy Snow Camp – Bosnia 2014 Edition