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Donovaly or Zakopane?

Helsinki, Finland
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Donovaly or Zakopane?

Hi guys! What's your opinion, which is better for a family with 2 beginner skiers and one non-skier - Donovaly near Banska Bystrica in Slovakia or Zakopane near Krakow in Poland?

Thank you very much!

Presov, Slovakia
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102 posts
1. Re: Donovaly or Zakopane?


Donovaly is a ski center based around a calm mountain village. It is relatively compact - all ski slopes near by.

Zakopane is a real and busy tourist center with all day and night attractions. Some slopes are right in Zakopane and more are around (I suppose well connected by skibuses). I guess also Zakopane has a better aproach by public transfer, for Donovaly you will possibly need to rent a car.

So if you look for smaller, compact, calm place, choose Donovaly. For more fun, choose Zakopane

PS: Both places have slopes for beginners

Charlotte, NC
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2. Re: Donovaly or Zakopane?

Donovaly Ski Packages are good.


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