Ski the Smoky Mountains @ Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg is your best choice for skiing in the Southeast! Why? With nine trails serviced by two quads, one double and one surface lift, you are sure to spend more time on the slopes than in line for the lifts.
We offer 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. With our state-of-the-art snowmaking system as soon as temperatures drop the snow guns go on. Ober Gatlinburg offers 100% snowmaking on all of our slopes.
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park began as the Gatlinburg Ski Resort in 1962. The Aerial Tramway, which was constructed in 1973, and the Ski Resort became Ober Gatlinburg in 1975 eventually becoming the year round attraction it is today.
Family-owned and operated, Ober Gatlinburg continues to grow. A state-of-the art Snow Tubing Park opened in January 2009 and a Freestyle Terrain Park was added for the 2009-2010 season.
Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain Park
Ober Gatlinburg strives to enrich our guests’ experience at the resort. In 2009/10 we added a freestyle terrain park, and in the 2010/11 season we doubled the number of rails and boxes, as well as offered varying snow features such as table tops and spines during the season. Our park crew is dedicated to keeping the features freshly groomed throughout the day and making the best set-ups possible. Be sure to keep an eye on www.obergatlinburg.com and www.facebook.com/oberfreestyle for park updates and events!
Don’t have your own equipment? Ober Gatlinburg has a rental fleet of 1,800 pairs of shaped skis and 400 snowboards, and our trained staff will get you set up and ready to hit the slopes. Renting at Ober doesn’t just mean skis and snowboards, our rental shop also offers ski pants, jackets, and helmets.
To insure the safety of your personal equipment and our rental snowboards, Ober Gatlinburg offers a Courtesy Booth for free day use equipment check while enjoying our facilities. Overnight storage is $5 per person per night.
Snowmaking & Opening Day
Winter weather usually arrives during December in Gatlinburg and snowmaking will be in full force as soon as possible at Ober Gatlinburg. When night temperatures reach the middle 20s to low teens, the conditions are ripe for snowmaking, with possible daytime snowmaking temperatures also.
Opening day happens as soon as a base is established. Ober often begins the season with Castle Run, Cub Way and the Ski School slopes opening followed in quick succession by other trails. Opening day also features snow tubing with sessions beginning at 11am.
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 rental, an ice skating rink, aerial tramway, alpine slide, restaurants, shops and more.
Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing
Ober Gatlinburg is more than just skiing and snowboarding. Snow tubing is a great activity for people of all ages and abilities. Not to mention, it’s all the fun of sledding without the walk back up the hill! We provide the tube - you have the fun!
All sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ticket sales are on first-come, first- served basis (no reservations accepted), must be purchased in person at the Tubing Ticket Booth, and sell out early. Tubers 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. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day if space is available.
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