Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Ski In The Smoky‘s!
The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and amusement park has a lot of fun to offer, no matter what season it is. Located far above the exciting tourist town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this mountain top resort offers beautiful scenery, fun, and excitement. While skiing isn’t available in the summer, there’s always something to do, including a wildlife encounter area where you can see all kinds of local animals.
Skiing season starts in early to middle December, and runs till March, depending on weather. The amusement park is open all year, though some attractions are closed due to weather when it gets extremely cold. Just make sure you avoid that week to get the most out of Gatlinburg.
The resort includes ski trails, a scenic chairlift that runs in the summer and the winter, a brand new tramway, an indoor ice arena, an arcade, water rides, a bungee run, the wild life encounter, a fun house and pirate ship, mini golf, bumper cars, and lots more. It’s hard for anyone to be bored in Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, with the family or as part of a group. There are even special group rates and arrangements that can be made for big gatherings.
When it comes to winter skiing fun, Gatlinburg is a great place to go. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort has eight trails for snowboarding and skiing, and you don’t even have to bring your own equipment. They have rental options in all kinds of sizes that will let anyone participate. There are two quad chairlifts and one double chairlift so you don’t have to stand in line for too long. The slopes are carefully maintained to make sure they’re in top skiing condition, too.
The kids loved the amusement park, from the bungee run to the alpine slide, the water rides, the pirate skip, and the shooting range. There’s also a velcro wall jump, a mini golf center, a fun house, and a place for the smaller kids to play, as well. The arcade and video centers were also fun, and the scenic chairlift is a great place to relax and take it!
We checked out the Smoky Mountain Wildlife Encounter, too. It let us get a good look at a lot of native wildlife without encountering them the hard way. There are black bears, river otters (and a special underwater viewing location that lets you see them play) skunks, turtles, snakes, flying squirrels and raccoons. They’re planning to add more animals in the near future, too - including foxes and bobcats. There’s a nocturnal house that will let you see the animals that are usually only active in the dark, so you won’t miss out.
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort also a gift shop offering fudge, clothing, souvenir pictures and more, a lounge with a great view of the Smoky Mountains, as well as good food and drink, and a full service restaurant. You can check out shopping opportunities on the downtown end of the tramway, or at the upper terminal on the mountain.
The tramway runs from 9:30 in the morning to 7:20 on weekdays, and from 9:30 to 8:20 on Saturdays. It closes a little early on Sundays. You should also remember that you can’t buy tickets for events later than fifteen minutes before closing, so time things accordingly.
Location and Contact Information
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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