Let it Snow!


We are happy to say that Ober Gatlinburg is up and running! Ride the famous Aerial Tram from Downtown Gatlinburg up 2.1 miles to the Ski Resort and Amusement Park as a great way to kick off your day. The views are astonishing! Once at the top, there are a variety of activities for all members of the family. They feature an indoor ice skating rink, arcade, carousel and wildlife encounters that are perfect for anyone not wanting to brave the elements.

They have a outdoor Alpine Slide and a Ski Mountain Coaster for family friendly outdoor activities. Ober has also opened up Snow tubing, which has been a huge hit for anyone ages 3 and older. It’s just like sledding but you don’t have to walk back up,  Ober has a “magic carpet” that takes care of that! If you have little ones, they also offer a Cubbies Snow Zone for the kids to play. Entry is free with an area/lift ticket.


The slopes will resume regular operating hours following the start of the 2016/2017 season. Ticket prices vary on amount of days and equipment rental. The resort starting blowing snow last week and already has a base of over 15″ on most of their runs. Of course, you’ll have to check the forecast daily. And with 10 different trails and 7 different lifts, you’re sure to find one to suit your needs.


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Feeling Olympic?

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As the whole world watches the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, perhaps you are also getting in the Olympic mood! Not only are these athletes inspiring by the sheer nature of the sports to which they are so dedicated, but many of them have overcome seemly insurmountable odds to get to where they are! How can we not be inspired! Doesn’t watching the grace of those ice skaters make you want to skate gracefully across the rink yourself? Doesn’t watching the rush of those snowboarders heading down the slopes make you want to hit the slopes yourself? Look no further than the Smoky Mountains for your own Olympic Adventure!Click Here to Visit the Official Vancouver 2010 Olympics Website!

If Skiing and Snowboarding put you in the Olympic Mood, Gatlinburg has the perfect place for you!
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort offers 8 trails for skiing and snowboarding fun, with rental equipment in a variety of sizes! Don’t know how to ski or snow board? No worries! Ober Gatlinburg  offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for us newbies!

If the Bobsled or Luge events get your blood pumping, why not try some old-fashioned sledding on a snowy day in the Smokies, or even Snow Tubing, at Ober Gatlinburg! What could be more joyful than rushing down a snow-covered hill!

If you long to be like the Olympic ice skaters, the indoor ice arena at Ober Gatlinburg is the place to be! Dare to imagine yourself gliding across the ice with all the grace and speed of an Olympic Champion!

Could it be that Ice Hockey is one of your favorite Olympic events? If so, perhaps a day trip, during your stay in the Smokies, to see the Knoxville Ice Bears Play would be the perfect adventure for you!

And of course, don’t forget to come back each evening to a snug cabin in the Smokies to celebrate your victorious day by snuggling up together on the couch, lighting a fire, and watching the Olympics on television! Information about this years Olympics, including schedules, results, videos, pictures, and more can be found at the Vancouver 2010 official website!