Ober Gatlinburg to Reopen Ski and Snowboard Slopes Today at 9am

Winter Weather Cooperates for Snowmaking and the Event Calendar is Full at Ober Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (January 11, 2019) — With winter finally arriving, Ober Gatlinburg is happy to announce the reopening of Tennessee’s only Ski and Snowboard Area this morning, Friday at 9am.

Mogul, Upper Bear, Cub Way, Castle Run and Ski School will open at 9 am with a 24”-36” base. Ober Gatlinburg Snowmakers have been busy since late Tuesday night and have continued to make snow since. New automated snowmaking technology allows Snowmakers the ability to adjust water and air pressure remotely on several snow guns to optimize snowmaking output. Slopes at Ober Gatlinburg have been open for 25 days of Skiing and Snowboarding so far this year beginning December 11th but had to close on January 5th due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Slopes are reopening with the best conditions so far this year. For the most up-to-date information, please check the slope report on Ober Gatlinburg’s website.

For those who are interested in learning to ski or snowboard, the Magic Carpet conveyor lift on the Ski School slope is one of Ober Gatlinburg’s latest additions to ease new participants into the Snowsports.

For our guests, we have plenty of on-slope and slope-side events for the rest of the season. Ober Gatlinburg is proud to announce that last year 7,400 lbs. of food donations were presented to the Sevier County Food Ministry by College Night and Ladies Night participants. We look forward to assisting even more so this year! In the meantime, snow tubing operates daily through March 31th. Please go to our website, obergatlinburg.com for more information regarding any activity or event. See you on the slopes.

Full Winter Schedule:
January 25th—Ober Rocks: Live Music, Slopes ‘til midnight
January 27th– Sunday Session: Terrain Park
January 27th-29th—TN Special Olympics Winter Games
February 5th—Ladies Night (Food Drive)
February 7th—College Night (Food Drive)
February 9th—Ole Smoky Snow Jam: Po Ramblin’ Boys
February 10th—Annual King of the Mountain
February 24th–Sunday Session: Terrain Park
February 26th—Ladies Night (Food Drive)
February 28th—College Night (Food Drive)
March 3rd –Spring Fling
(Pond Skimming & Season Pass Sale)

Weekly Events:
Thursdays: Ober Gatlinburg Race Program (Until Feb. 28)
Sundays: Slope side Church Service @ 12:30 on the top of Castle Run (ski and snowboard participants)

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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.