Trips With Kids

Skiing with kids in Donovaly, Slovakia

As we mentioned we have discovered that our kids are little skiers. We were mostly surprised of Agatha skills, who after one week of training was skiing the best of all of us.

We were in Low Tatras mountains. After a night spent in the climatic mountain chalet we took road to the south. There is the village Donovaly. It is a very popular ski resort, mainly due to the fact that the location is perfect for practicing this sport. There are excellent facilities in the form of a dozen ski lifts and several slopes – all of this is named Park Snow Donovaly.

We were interested in ski activities for children that we found on website. It is called Patty Ski Fun Park. On site, however, we found that it is dedicated to children who are just doing their first steps on skis. For our children it was definitely unattractive. A little disappointment. We were expecting something completely different.


We made a quick analysis of the situation and decided to go to a big lift with older children and Ania with Justine spent time on the sled in that time. We rented ski equipment and bought ski pass for 2 hours of fun.

Whoever saw our children was shocked, this time Agatha surprised the T-bar lift operator. The lift was different than the one we knew from Gliczarów. Here, the slope was larger, lift was faster and has some struggles. Operator thought that Agatha is too small to deal with the lift alone. She showed him that she’s not. And it’s time to …


It was so cool that I really lost count of how many times we drove to the top of the slope. We was changing chairlift and T-bar lift.

We made one mistake. We not bought own ski before going to the mountains. But who could have predict that our children will have skills so quickly. The cost of equipment rental hurts. We know that when going in winter the mountains we have to take own equipment in future. When it comes to renting 4 sets of skis (and soon 5) the amount of cash left in the rental is not inconsiderable.

When we ran out of ski passes we went to pay rental equipment and hit the road to the next accommodation place. This time we found accommodation in the castle Chateau Diva in the town of Turčianske Teplice. In a very attractive price we get studio with kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom. More than our needs.

We ate dinner in the center of the village. The chose a restaurant named Koliba Zuzanka, which was recommended by the owner of the accommodation place who gives us some discount coupon.

We decided to enjoy the specialties of Slovak cuisine. We decided to taste the dumplings with sheep cheese. Specific taste. I do not really approached, anyway.