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Posted on 1/22/2019

Does it Snow in Gatlinburg? When to expect it and where to find it


If you're planning a winter getaway to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you may be wondering if it snows there. The answer is: Yes! Gatlinburg typically sees less snow than the surrounding mountains, but occasionally enough snow will fall to make things look wintry. If you're visiting during an unusually snowy winter, be prepared for a few inches of the white stuff – but don't worry, the city's extensive roads and sidewalks are sure to be cleared in no time. There's nothing quite like waking up to a scene of pristine snowfall in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Gatlinburg, Tennessee averages 9 inches of snow annually from the months of December to early April.

DECEMBER

December is the snowfall kickoff month for Gatlinburg and typically you can only find snow at higher elevations such as Ober Gatlinburg and higher elevations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The average snow amount for Gatlinburg in December is around 1 inch.

JANUARY

January is probably the best month of all to see snow in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With winter taking hold of much of the area, January snowfall amounts in Gatlinburg average over 4 inches.

FEBRUARY

February is the second most likely month to see it snow in Gatlinburg. Typically in February, snowfall totals for Gatlinburg average about 2 inches.

MARCH

Given its diverse terrain, it is not uncommon to see snowfall in Gatlinburg during the month of March. In fact, Gatlinburg averages 1 inch of snowfall during the month.

APRIL

While it doesn’t always happen, there’s a small chance to see snow in Gatlinburg during the month of April, often toward the beginning of the month. Gatlinburg snowfall totals average less than an inch in April.

SEE SNOW IN Gatlinburg, Tennessee

While it does snow in Gatlinburg, on average, there are about 9 total inches of snowfall each year. If you’re searching for snow when vacationing in Gatlinburg and there’s none in the forecast, head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along Newfound Gap, where annual snowfall amounts approach nearly 70 inches during the winter months.

Gatlinburg is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year, but if you’re looking for a winter wonderland complete with snowflakes gently falling from the sky, then come and visit us in Gatlinburg during December or January. The town is decked out in Christmas lights and decorations, there are plenty of festive events happening throughout the month, and best of all – you can watch the snow fall while snuggled up in your cozy cabin rental. So what are you waiting for? Come experience a true winter wonderland right here in the Smoky Mountains!

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