Ride the 120-passenger Aerial Tramway year round and enjoy spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains and a mountain of fun for the whole family at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park. The Tram departs every 20 minutes for the 10-minute journey up the mountain. Ober Gatlinburg offers activities including indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, and Scenic Chairlift.
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Summerville, South Carolina
Our family had a great time on the tram going and down the mountain, the operators are super entertaining! The mountain roller coaster at the top was another awesome experience! Some of the attractions were dated but an awesome time was had by us all!
This was so nice. We stayed up in the mountains and took this down the mountain into Gatlinburg for the day. Great price and is better than driving.
Charlotte, North Carolina
I rode this previously on a mini-cation with my hubby...this time took kids and parents. They enjoyed the ride up the mountain. The inside stores and food spots at the top leave a lot to be desired, but you make the best of it. The line to purchase Tram tickets was a huge disappointment that only one person was working. Very limited seats on the tram so elderly people beware!
The views from the Ober Aerial Tramway were breathtaking, but the Trams tended to be crowded and many passengers are standing. Best to be either in the very back or front to enjoy the best views.
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Can I bring food or alcohol to Ober Gatlingburg?
Outside food and beverages including alcoholic beverages are not allowed on to the Aerial Tramway or Ober Gatlinburg premises. Beer is available for consumption in Ober’s Snack bar and alcoholic beverages are available in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant and The Loft Lounge.
Does Ober Gatlinburg rent strollers and wheelchairs?
A limited number of single and double strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first served basis. Single strollers are $4.00 per day, and double strollers are $6.00 per day. Unfortunately, we do not rent wheelchairs at this time.
How much is parking?
Parking is $5.00 CASH per standard-size vehicle and $7.00 for over-sized vehicles. Parking is not available on the mountain for buses and over-sized vehicles on weekends & holidays. Sorry, all parking must be paid with cash – no credit cards accepted.
How often does the aerial tram leave?
The Tram leaves every 20 minutes, taking you on a beautiful 10 minute, 2.1 mile long ride between our downtown tram terminal and our resort on top of the mountain.
Is there an ATM located at Ober Gatlinburg?
ATM machines are located in the Downtown Tramway Mall next to the River Road entrance, and in the Ober Gatlinburg Mall near the hallway entrance to the Ober’s Snack bar (ATM 1) and to the left side of the Fudge Shop (ATM 2).
What is the pet policy?
Pets are not permitted in the Tramway Mall or on any premises at Ober Gatlinburg. Service animals for guests with disabilities are permitted.
What activities are located at the top of the mountain?
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park offers activities for all ages. Shopping and dining, indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift, Kiddie Land and Rides, winter skiing and snowboarding.
Does it cost money to participate in the activities at the top of the mountain?
Yes, below is pricing for each attraction: (subject to change)
Alpine Slide - $7 per person (weight limit 300 lbs, ages 6 & under ride with adult)
Scenic Chairlift - $7 per person (weight limit 600 lbs, ages 6 & under ride with adult)
Wildlife Encounter - $7 adults, $5 children (5-11 years)
Ice Skating - $9
Carousel - $3.50 (children 36” must ride with adult)
Ski Rental - $25 day time, $20 Night time
Snowboard Rental - $30 Day time, $25 Night Time
Please note pricing is subject to change.
For skiing and snowboarding, when does the area open/close for the season?
We usually open around mid-December and our typical closing date is early March. We open as soon as we have made enough snow to cover most of the trails. The opening and closing dates vary depending on the weather.
Do you rent ski clothing?
We do rent snow pants for $12/$30 deposit, ski jackets for $12/$50 deposit, and helmets for $6/$50 deposit. All items are rented on a first-come-first-serve basis.
May I bring our sleds and use them on your slopes?
Sorry, sleds are not allowed on our slopes.
What should I wear for skiing, snowboarding or tubing?
The best way to dress for winter is to wear layers. This gives you more flexibility to add or remove layers, depending on the weather and your activity. Turtleneck shirts, sweaters, long underwear and footless tights work well as under-layers. Wear one pair of socks. Ski boots and snowboard boots have liners. Wear appropriate hats, goggles, gloves, sunglasses, etc. for the weather conditions.
Be sure to wear pants or jacket/shirt with a hole or loop to fasten the lift or tubing ticket such as a zipper pull, button-hole or belt loop.
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