Ober Mountain Adventure Park and Ski Area, East Tennessee’s premiere destination for winter sports, is announcing a $4 million investment in new snow making equipment to help deliver one of the best skiing experiences east of the Mississippi River for the next ski session.
“Jessi and I are so excited to bring this investment to our home county,” said Joe Baker, founder of Ober Adventure, LLC, the controlling interest of Ober Mountain Adventure Park and Ski Area. “We can’t wait to develop these ski slopes to be some of the best in the area and continue to improve Ober for all the friends and families looking to enjoy the outdoors in the winter months.”
“This investment is going to greatly improve the skiing experience for our customers,” said Mark Adams, CEO of Ober Mountain Adventure Park. “With the addition of these state-of-the-art snow machines, our slopes will have some of the best snow throughout the skiing season, and we know our customers are going to notice a difference right away.”
The $4 million investment will bring in new cutting-edge SMI Super Polecat Fully Automated Snowmaking Tower machines manufactured by the company Snow Makers, to help build out the slopes much more efficiently and effectively to produce nearly 95% coverage of the slopes with three to five feet of foundational snow.
These machines have been used extensively around the world and are known as the industry standard and workhorse, producing high quality and varying grain size snow particles that are great to slide on. These same machines have been successfully used during four previous Olympic Games providing world class snow.