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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is Your Winter Sports Headquarters

Get ready for mountains of winter fun at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. The Gatlinburg attraction is your home for all ski sports. With tubing and skiing available, plus an on-site ski rental shop and instructors on site, Ober Gatlinburg caters to every visitors needs ensuring they have a spectacular time on the slopes.

Put on your snow bunny suit and hit the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Activities include:

Skiing and Snowboarding
Ski and snowboard one nine trails, serviced by two quads, one double and one surface lift. The set-up means you hardly ever have to wait in line and can spend more time on the slopes. Various trails also appeal to an array of skill levels, from beginner to expert. Full day ski and lift tickets range from $30-$55, while special twilight tickets are available for $25-55.

Snow Tubing
If you or your family members aren’t up for skiing, try snow tubing. It’s an easy yet enjoyable activity for ages 3 and older. At Ober, you’re allotted a 1 hour and 30 minute session. During this time, you can tube down the mountain as much as you please. It’s as much fun as sledding, without the hassle of having to walk back up hill. Tickets for this activity do sell out. Reservations aren’t accepted so be sure to get to the mountain early! Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day or the next day if space is available. Cost ranges from $20-25.

Ice Skating
When you’re ready to warm up, make your way inside for ice skating. For only $9, you can skate to your heart’s content for three hours. Grab a cup of cocoa, a snack, then lace up your skates on Ober Gatlinburg’s Ski Resort huge indoor ice arena.

Thanks to a state-of-the-art snowmaking system, this winter sports headquarters has snow as soon as the temperatures drop. All slopes are coated with artificial snow until Spring 2016. If the real stuff falls, even better!

Don’t have any snow gear? Don’t worry about it! Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort has a full rental facility. Almost 2,000 pairs of skis and 400 snowboards, as well as ski pants, jackets and helmets are available to rent. Plus, the trained staff can help gear you up so you’re ready for winter fun!

Before you take to the slopes at this unique attraction in Gatlinburg, get a birds-eye-view of the area by taking the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. The tram departs every 20 minutes for the 10-minute journey up the mountain.

Please note: On average, the slopes are open early to mid December and close in early to mid March. Exact opening and closing dates for the ski slopes are determined by Mother Nature.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Gatlinburg to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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