Cold weather is back in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. And, the ski slopes at Ober Gatlinburg are now open!
Ober Gatlinburg features nine trails serviced by two quad lifts, one double lift and one surface lift. The resort offers terrain for all abilities, from a beginner experiencing the joy of snow sports for the first time, to a seasoned expert hitting the moguls and terrain park. Ober Gatlinburg also has a popular snow tubing park, skiing and snowboarding equipment and clothing rentals, an ice skating rink, aerial tramway, restaurant and lounge, shops and more.
Ober Gatlinburg was recently selected by AOL as one of the top 10 Ski Destinations in the country! It was selected based on its snow-making system, its tram that goes from downtown Gatlinburg, up to the resort, and the views of the Smoky Mountains!
Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface creating enjoyable skiing conditions.
Don’t forget that snow tubing is a great 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.
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
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