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Zakopane is located in southern Poland near the border with Slovakia. It lies in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubalowka Hill. It is a popular skiing resort with popular peaks of Kasprowy, Nosal and Gubalowka. Although Zakopane has long been a playground for Poles and travellers from Eastern Europe, only lately it has been  discovered by the rest of the world. The main reason for its popularity is its splendid natural scenery. A network of around 50 ski lifts and the cable car is backed up with a very good accommodation and catering base with offering a wide range of services. In addition to popular cable car to Mount Kasprowy, the funicular to Gubałówka hill,  chairlifts in Polana Szymaszkowa, Harenda, Nosal are gaining popularity with skiers and walkers alike.