Ober Gatlinburg is an ideal destination for anyone looking for winter activities in Tennessee. Opening their slopes sometime in December, they have everything any winter sports enthusiast could want, as well as activities for those who’d rather relax indoors.
Ober Gatlinburg’s slopes are open for both seasoned skiers and snowboarders and for anyone looking to give these sports a shot. The resort provides instructors to teach any first-timers how to have just as much fun as experienced enthusiasts. For anyone looking for a bit of a challenge, the Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain Park provides countless opportunities for creative snowboarding and hosting competitions that are fun for spectators and participants. For those who are less athletic but still want to have their turn on the slopes, the resort offers snow tubing, which includes a moving sidewalk to ferry guests back up to the top of the hill, eliminating climbing. For guests too young to enjoy these activities quite yet, there’s the Cubbies Snow Zone, which allows small children to play in the snow safely.
Ober Gatlinburg also has a large, indoor complex which houses their ice skating rink (open year-round) and many other activities for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can ride the ice bumper cars, a new addition to the building, or take their children on the carousel. OG also has a wildlife encounter, where visitors can view local animal species. If you want to take in the mountains’ spectacular views, the resort provides a chairlift that offers a scenic trip through the Rockies without having to hike. For those who prefer a little more excitement, the Ski Mountain Coaster allows riders to choose the speed of their descent down the track in their car, making it either an exciting, self-controlled roller coaster or a leisurely ride. If the weather is perfect, you might even be able to ride the Alpine Slide, offering a scenic tour of the slopes and forests.
No matter what kind of winter activities you enjoy, Ober Gatlinburg has something for you. With its dedicated aerial tram from downtown Gatlinburg, it’s the perfect getaway for all your friends and family.