Ober Gatlinburg Snow Skiing and Amusement Park
Opened in 1962, Ober Gatlinburg is the place to go for skiing and snowboarding activities in the Great Smoky Mountains. Ober is a very convenient 5 to 20 minute drive away from all of our rental cabins. Some of the activities located at Ober include skiing, snowboarding, alpine slides, chairlifts, aerial trams, ice skating, water slides, a kid’s play land, and a whole lot more.
Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in the state of Tennessee. It has 10 ski trails, along with 3 chair lifts to choose from. Due to Ober being located in the South they have full snowmaking capabilities when needed. Whenever the temperature drops to 28 degrees or lower they make new snow. During the Summer there are still numerous activities such as a an alpine slide, mini golf, rock wall, raft rides, chair swings, and more.
Inside you will find a mall with indoor amusements, food, and more. Outside, in addition to the ski slopes, there is also a multi lane snow tubing hill. When you are not playing in the snow, be sure to visit the on site Wildlife Encounter, where you will see black bears, bobcats, river otters, various birds, and many other small mammals.
Ober Gatlinburg can be reached by car or by an aerial tram. On-site parking fills up fast, so leave early! The aerial tram connects to the downtown Gatlinburg strip and is a super-fun and scenic ride to the top of the mountain. Tickets for the tram can be purchased online or in person on the Gatlinburg strip where the aerial tram picks you up.