There was a time when a child would take their tube or sleigh and eagerly find the highest hill they could climb, all to thoroughly enjoy a momentous slide! Here, in The Great Smoky Mountains we have the luxury of Ober Gatlinburg Resort. Locals and guests can relive that type of memory and develop new ones with their outdoor sports. They are well equipped with a state-of-the art Snow Tubing Park designed for numerous tubers to descend simultaneously. The barriers guide the tubes down a non collision course, which provides a safe slide every time. Unlike the days when one had to drag the tube back up the hill, Ober’s Park will provide you with a new tube after each slide.
If you have an adventurous spirit you can try their Ski Slopes. They have nine trails serviced by two quads, one double and one surface lift, you will be able to spend more time on the slopes and less time in a line for a lift. They offer terrains for all abilities, from a beginner experiencing the joy of a snow sport for the first time, to an expert hitting the moguls and terrain park.
Those of you who are into snowboarding, can appreciate their freestyle terrain park. They offer a number of rails, boxes and have various snow features such as table tops and spines during the season. If you are coming to the Smokies, but don’t want to be bothered with packing the equipment. Ober Gatlinburg has the supplies you need. Their rental office can provide you with skis, snowboards, ski pants, jackets, and helmets. Their trained staff will assist you and prepare you for a fun filled day on their slopes!
If you are not one to brave out the cold weather, Ober Resort offers a variety of indoor activities as well. Inside their indoor mall you can experience ice skating with their 140′ x 75 ice arena and for those who enjoy browsing the shops, here are a few you will find:
- The Galleria Gift Shop has a unique collection of skiing items, snowboarding gear, and outerwear. The shop also has a variety of Ober Gatlinburg keepsakes.
- Joyce’s and Ober Haus have the best selection of casual wear, outerwear, and accessories for men and women from brands such as Woolrich, Kuhl, Kavu and more!
- At Obear’s Playhouse you can shop for toys, games, books, and apparel, that is designed for your little ones in mind.
- The Obear Haus shop carries men’s casual outer wear.
Fit these Ober Events in your schedule..
The 2014 Ober Gatlinburg Race Program is an 8 event open class Ski & Snowboard Race Series. The best 6 out of 8 count towards the season champions in each division. It will take place every Thursday, starting January 9th at 5:30 PM. The final race is scheduled on Thursday, February 27th. Anyone that can ski or ride Mogul Ride can enter.
The Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games will take place on January 27th and January 28th. There will be over 140 athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Speed Skating in divisions based on their age and ability. The traditional lighting of the Special Olympics flame will take place on Monday at 9:00 AM on top of Ober Gatlinburg. The award presentation will begin at 2:00 PM on Tuesday.
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