Ober Gatlinburg, Inc. is Tennessee’s only ski area and a favorite year-round, family friendly destination. Shopping, dining and amusements are just an Aerial Tram ride away from Downtown Gatlinburg.
Upon arrival, visitors can take a ride on the Ski Mountain Coaster, spin around the rink on the Ice Bumper Cars, or listen to bluegrass music atop Mount Harrison, via the Scenic Chairlift. Seasonal activities include skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter; Alpine Slide, Guided Hiking Tours, Rock Climbing Wall, Chair Swings, Maze, and Mini Golf in spring, summer and fall, and the Ski Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, and indoor Ice Skating year-round.
The summer season adds Water Raft Rides and Summer Tubing. Scenic dining is offered in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant and The Loft Lounge or grab a bite at one of three on-site eateries and multiple snack bars.
Currently masks are only required on the Aerial Tramway. Ober Gatlinburg will continue to follow the guidance of state and local officials. Please note guidelines can change.
Ober Gatlinburg has had a busy summer getting ready for the 2021-22 season:
The ski area upgraded the Red Lift with new quad-chairs – which serves Castle Run and Cub Way.
Ober also invested over $4.5 million in the Aerial Tramway replacing track cables and upgrading to a digital control pad.
Ober Gatlinburg replaced nearly half of the rental inventory of ice skates, and increased inventory of ski and snowboard rental equipment.
What They Say About Themselves
Ober Gatlinburg’s Mountaintop location on Mt. Harrison can either be reached by driving Ski Mountain Road or taking a 2.1 mile ride on the Aerial Tramway. The Aerial Tramway is one of America’s largest cable cars. It
departs every twenty minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and offers a magnificent panoramic view of Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains.
For those unaware, Gatlinburg is the main entrance to the popular Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The resort town offers shops, restaurants, yearly festivals, and fun for the whole family!
In the spirit of a real mountain community, Gatlinburg is outstanding in its approach to genuine hospitality with sensible pricing, and comfortable accommodations. You can stay close to the slopes in one of several cozy chalets, or a luxury hotel in downtown Gatlinburg. With all amenities centrally located, Ober Gatlinburg is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family during your winter vacation!
Ober Gatlinburg has ten ski trails serviced by two quads and one double chairlift, plus one surface lift and a Terrain Park. Snowmaking equipment blankets 100 percent of the slopes. Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface, creating enjoyable skiing and snowboarding conditions.
Ober Gatlinburg offers a Ski School, Rentals, a Retail Ski Shop, Season of Ober Restaurant and The Loft Lounge, Snack Bars, and more! Ober even offers an exciting Snow Tubing Park serviced by The Magic Carpet that offers 300 feet of exhilaration over a 50-foot vertical drop! For younger children unable to Snow Tube or Ski, Ober also has an area of snow just for them to play in called Cubbies Snow Zone.
Ober Gatlinburg has plenty of options for Après Ski with their choices of shopping, dining, and year- round attractions. While many come to Ober Gatlinburg for winter sports, there is plenty to do at this four-season attraction.
Gatlinburg has a lot to offer when it comes to housing accommodations. Lodging rentals in Gatlinburg include your choice of hotels, motels, lodges, inns, condominiums, cabins, chalets, and bed & breakfasts ranging from rustic charm to penthouse elegance— with a heap of Southern Appalachian hospitality at each lodging venue.