IGMAN

IGMAN

Igman is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located directly to the southwest of Sarajevo, bordering Bjelašnica mountain and the city of Ilidža. Igman's highest point, Crni vrh, is 1502 meters (4928 feet), making it the shortest of the Sarajevo mountains.

Igman is a popular destination for hiking and skiing. During the 1984 Winter Olympics, it was the primary mountain used for the Olympic events, along with Jahorina and Bjelašnica. Igman Olympic Jumps in the Malo Polje area hosted the ski jumping and the ski jumping part of the Nordic combined events. Meanwhile, the Veliko Polje hosted the biathlon, cross-country skiing, and the cross-country skiing part of the Nordic combined event. There are numerous structures on Igman dating from this time, although many still bear the scars of the 1992-1995 conflict.

One of the most interesting attractions is the Ski Jumping platforms from the Winter Olympics. Of note are the many bullet impact holes near the medal platform at the bottom of the hill; this site was used for executions during the war.

Igman was the location of the lowest recorded temperature in the region, −43 °C (−45 °F). When the weather is right, from Igman mountaineers can see all the way to Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea.