GATLINBURG: Let’s Go Skiing!

Ski at Ober Gatlinburg!Cold weather is back in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. And, the ski slopes at Ober Gatlinburg are open a little early this year.

Ober Gatlinburg offers 8 ski trails serviced by two quad and one double chairlift which keeps you out of lift lines and on the slopes. When temperatures drop, their snow-making equipment blankets 100% of there slopes.

Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface creating enjoyable skiing conditions.

Check out more pictures of Gatlinburg Cabin Squirrel's Nest!If you are interested in renting a Gatlinburg cabin that is located close to the ski slopes at Ober Gatlinburg, check out:

Squirrel’s Nest

or

Among the Stars!


Don’t forget that snow tubing is a great new option at Ober Gatlinburg! All tubing sessions are 1 hour and 45 minutes. Ticket sales are on a first-come, first- served basis and may sell out early. Must be at least 6 years old and 42″ tall to ride solo; children ages 3 – 5 must ride with an adult; children under 3 are not permitted to ride.

Let's go snow skiing at Ober Gatlinburg!

OBER GATLINBURG SLOPE STATISTICS

SUMMIT ELEVATION:       3300 feet
BASE ELEVATION:         2700 feet
VERTICAL DROP:           600 feet
LONGEST RUN:            5000 feet
# OF TRAILS       7 tree lined, 1 open

SLOPE DIFFICULTY:             SLOPE           LENGTH   VERTICAL DROP

BEGINNER ......2 Runs        Alpine Way   2,600'        279'
                               Bear Run     3,200'        393'
INTERMEDIATE ..4 Runs        Castle Run   1,100'        163'
                               Cub Way      1,800'        163'
ADVANCED ......2 Runs        Grizzly      3,800'        556'
                               Mogul Ridge    300'        235'
                              Ober Chute   4,400'        556'
                               Ski School   (teaching area)
LIFTS:          QUAD    -  2
                DOUBLE  -  1
		SURFACE LIFT - 1

LIFT CAPACITY              -  6000 people per/hour
AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL    -  35 inches
SNOWMAKING                 -  100% snowmaking capabilities
AVERAGE SEASON             -  Mid-December through Early-March
NIGHT SKIING               -  all trails except Grizzly
LESSONS                    -  Smoky Mtn. Snow Sport School
			      http://www.smokysnowsport.com
SKI RENTALS                -  1700 sets step-ins available at area
SNOWBOARD RENTALS	   -  150 sets step-ins available at area
			      ($300 deposit required)
SKI SHOP                   -  Swiss Outdoors Gear Shop at area
DINING                     -  Snack bars, Food Carts, Cafe, Restaurant and
                              Lounge
FIRST AID                  -  operated by National Ski Patrol
HOSPITAL                   -  15 miles
TRAVEL                     -  Gatlinburg - 10 minutes via Tram;
                              Knoxville - 40 miles (1 hour) via I-40 east to
                              Rt.66 to Rt. 441 south

ERA In The SmokiesThis blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277. ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.

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