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SEASON PASSES ON SALE TODAY

Ober Gatlinburg Season Passes are the most economical way to enjoy the slopes all winter long!  Season Passes include unlimited access to the aerial tram and all the ski lifts and will be available for the 2014/15 season August 29th.  Click HERE NOW!  It's time to dream of blue bird skies and freshly groomed trails!

Unlimited Pass:  Valid all Sessions
Purchased Through November 15, 2014.................................$299
Purchased After November 15, 2014.......................................$349
Season Pass Holder Parking Permit*......................................$35
                            *Subject to Parking Availability

 

Passes must be redeemed before the end of the 2014/15 Season at Guest Services.  Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

OBER GATLINBURG ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF MOUNTAIN COASTER

OBER GATLINBURG ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF MOUNTAIN COASTER

Breaking Ground of Tennessee’s Highest Mountain Coaster Set for End of July 

 GATLINBURG, Tenn. (July 16, 2014)— Ober Gatlinburg is proud to announce the addition of an exciting, year round adventure attraction, the ADG Mountain Coaster, opening in the spring of 2015.  Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area will be a fabulous setting for the coaster which is nestled just below the peak of Mt. Harrison.  Offering guests an activity of this caliber will increase enjoyment for all visitors who are seeking a new thrill with fantastic views.  Ober Gatlinburg is partnering with ADG, Inc., of Cohoes NY, the leading manufacturer of mountain coasters and slides in the US, to bring this attraction to the top of Ski Mountain Road.  The ride will last approximately 5 ½ minutes and cover nearly 4000 feet.  Construction will begin near the end of July and the ride is projected to open in spring of 2015. 

The mountain coaster will depart near the Tubing Park and begin with a tranquil uphill ride through woods that border the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Once at the top, riders will be whisked down adrenaline pumping turns, dips, zigs, zags, corkscrews and G-force action adventures.  Although the mountain coaster can be exhilarating, it is the ultimate family experience and is great for any age.  Children, parents and grandparents can comfortably enjoy the ride and choose their own pace down the mountain.  Enjoy the high-speed adventure, hugging every turn and dip as you zoom down the mountain at speeds up to 25 MPH, or choose a more relaxed pace suitable to your enjoyment level.

Designed for comfort, the unique ADG Mountain Coaster carts provide a more secure and comfortable ride with room for two riders, higher back rests and shorter brake levers for easier handling and control.  Whatever speed is chosen, the ADG coaster is top rated for safety and designed with a built-in collision avoidance and seatbelt monitoring system.   

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park is Tennessee’s only ski Area and continues to be a favored year-round destination.  The upcoming 2014-2015 season will mark Ober Gatlinburg’s 53rd year as a snow sports area, offering skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter and an alpine slide, scenic chairlift, chair swing, maze, water raft rides and mini golf in the summer.  The Mountain Coaster will join the Wildlife Encounter, Arcade and Ober’s Indoor Ice Rink as a year-round attraction.

Ober’s 5th annual Oktoberfest will begin on September 26th and run through November 2nd.  Guests can enjoy multiple show times of The Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band everyday while indulging in authentic German cuisine at the Seasons of Ober Restaurant.  Each weekend of Oktoberfest, Ober’s Bier Garten will feature different German Biers and Wines with fun and games for the entire family.

OBER GATLINBURG RECEIVES 2014 NSAA SUSTAINABLE SLOPES GRANT

Gatlinburg, TN – July 7th, 2014 - Ober Gatlinburg is one of four ski areas to receive the annual National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Sustainable Slopes Grant. Other 2014 grant recipients are Stevens Pass, Washington; Stratton, Vermont; and Tamarack Mountain Resort, Idaho. Launched in 2009, the grant program provides cash and in-kind funding to support sustainability projects at NSAA member ski areas. “Ober Gatlinburg is extremely excited about being awarded the HKD Snowmaking Grant for 2014. This grant will allow us to continue upgrading our snowmaking system and making our whole operation more energy efficient.” Says Greg Gavrilets, Terrain Park Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.

As recipients of the grant, Ober Gatlinburg and Stratton will each receive 5 HKD low energy snowmaking towers, a total value of $45,000. “HKD Snowmakers views sustainability as a high priority for the ski industry and we look forward to working with Ober Gatlinburg and Stratton to achieve immediate energy savings through the application of our equipment,” says Charles Santry, president of HKD Snowmakers.

To learn more about HKD Snowmakers and their low energy snowmaking solutions, visit HKDSnowmakers.com or contact Mark Horton, Mark@HKDSnowmakers.com.  For additional information regarding Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park contact:  www.obergatlinburg.com or call (865)436-5423.

Wildlife Encounter Announces the Addition of Bobcat Kittens

Gatlinburg, Tennessee – Ober Gatlinburg is proud to announce the newest additions to their Smoky Mountain Wildlife Encounter.  Construction is underway on a 700 ft² Bobcat Exhibit to house two Southern Bobcats.  The bobcat kittens were born April 20th at a private facility in Arkansas and arrived at Ober Gatlinburg early July.  These adorable kittens will allow our guests to see one of the most prevalent, yet illusive inhabitants of the Smoky Mountains.  These kittens will grow quickly to their adult size of 25-30 pounds.  The Bobcat Kittens are available for viewing 12:30  -4:00pm daily.

Bobcats, sometimes called wildcats, are roughly twice as big as the average housecat. They have long legs, large paws, and tufted ears similar to those of their larger relative, the Canadian Lynx. Most bobcats are brown or brownish red with a white underbelly and short, black-tipped tail. The cat is named for its tail, which appears to be cut or "bobbed."  They are native to North America, but due to their nocturnal habits and secretive ways are rarely seen.

Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter provides a safe and comfortable home for native animals that are unable to survive in the wild.  Perfect for individuals, families, and school groups the Wildlife Encounter is a great environment to see and learn about these magnificent animals and other native wildlife of the Smokies!   

For additional information, please call Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park at www.obergatlinburg.com or call (865)436-5423.

Aerial Tramway Early Closure on June 22

For maintence, the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway will close early on Sunday, June 22, with the last tram coming down at 3 pm. Ober Gatlinburg will close ticket sales for the tram at 2:40 pm.

 

Sevier County Days Announced: June 7th - 13th

Ober Gatlinburg will offer Sevier County Days from Saturday, June 7th thru Friday, June 13th benefitting Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.  Guests over the age of 16, with a valid Sevier County driver’s license or recent pay stub from a Sevier County business, and donates $2 per person, may enjoy the Aerial Tram, Alpine Slide, Ice Rink, Wildlife Encounter, Scenic Chairlift, Water Raft Rides, Carousel, Amaze’n Maze, Mini-Golf and Chair Swing for FREE!  Qualifying Sevier County residents or employees, with one guest or dependent children, will get a wristband for free admission to all attractions (with $2 donation). For more information call 865-436-5423.

Yeti's Run Announced for 2014/15

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area's New Slope will be called "Yeti's Run."  Ober took over 200 suggestions via Facebook and Email.  From these suggestions the executive committee chose 4 favorites and created a survey for our fans to vote.  Of 472 votes, here are the results:

 Yeti’s Run 32.84%    

White Tail Run 29.03%    

Rattlesnake Ridge 23.31%    

Park Line  14.83%

For the upcoming 2014-2015 winter season the advanced rated slope will split off to the east from the top of the Black Lift, taking skiers and snowboarders down a 635 foot run that is 45 feet wide.  The new run adds more options as it reconnects skiers and riders with their choice of Mogul Ridge, Grizzly or Upper Bear Run.  This slope has 100% snowmaking capabilities and will be equipped with lights for night skiing and snowboarding.

“We are excited to offer a new slope to our guests.  This will be the first new slope Ober Gatlinburg has added since Mogul Ridge in 1987,” says Bruce Anders, Ober Gatlinburg’s President.  “This expansion of skiable acreage for advanced skiers will also allow more space for events.”

For more information call 865-436-5423.

Easter Sunrise Service Pictures

Gatlinburg’s Annual Easter Sunrise Service was enhanced by the beauty of the Smokies when the community and its visitors gathered at Ober Gatlinburg for this memorable worship service. This was the 17th year for the mountain top services at the resort.   The offering collected during the service will be used by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association in assisting the county’s needy.

Click here to view photos from the service.

Annual preventive maintenance scheduled for Monday, April 28 - Thursday May 8, 2014.

The Aerial Tramway and all activities at Ober Gatlinburg will be closed April 28th - May 8th, 2014 for our annual preventive maintenance. All activities except the Aerial Tram will reopen for business as usual on Friday, May 9th at 10am. The  Aerial Tram will be closed this year from April 28 through May 22, 2014 for additional scheduled preventive maintenance and updates.  There will be a complimentary shuttle operating from the Tramway Mall to Ober Gatlinburg beginning May 9th until the tram reopens.

Snow Tubing Open thru Easter ~ Only $15!

Snow tubing will remain open daily through Sunday, April 20, 2014 for only $15 per person, per session.  There will be a special 9:00 am tubing session on Easter. For information on daily session times click here.

Tram Stop for the Bone Zone - April 19

Purchase a $5 ticket for a chance to win one or more of the following 3 prizes: A basket full of Gift Cards/Certificates to local restaurant & stores valued at $1000, a 2-night stay in a cabin or an Ober Gatlinburg Season Ski Pass! On Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9am, the Ober Gatlinburg Tram will Stop over the parking lot and release the dog bones for each ticket purchased.  If the bone with your ticket number is one of 3 that lands closest to the dog food bowl in the parking lot below the Tram, you will win one of the prizes! 100% of the proceeds benefit the Sevier County Humane Society! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Santa Tubing Race ~ March 19, 2014

HoHo ~ Whoa!

Santa's from across the country will be competing in the Santa Snow Tube Races at Ober Gatlinburg on Wednesday, March 19th beginning at 11:00 AM.  Come see who's the fastest Santa on snow!

Click here for more details!

Santa Snow Tubing Race

Spring Fling 2014 Results

Click here for the results of Spring Fling 2014!

March 2014 Slope Schedule Announced!

Click here to download slope schedule. Tubing will be open through April 20, 2014.

March 2014 calendar

 

Limited Time Offer! 2014/15 Season Pass for Only $274

Ober Gatlinburg Season Passes are the most economical way to enjoy the slopes all winter long!  Season Passes include unlimited access to the Aerial Tram and all the ski lifts.

LIMITED TIME OFFER! Purchase a 2014/15 Season Pass March 1st thru the end of the ski season  - for only $274! The pass will be valid for the remainder of the 2013/14 Winter Season and all of the 2014/15 Season!

You must purchase this Promotional Season Pass at Ober Gatlinburg Guest Services beginning Saturday, March 1st through the end of ski season (date to be determined depending on weather). Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of circumstances, are not valid with any other offer or discount, and must be redeemed before the end of the 2014/15 ski season.
Season Pass Flier

K2 Pop This! and Best Trick Contest Friday Eve!

We welcome back K2 and their "Pop This!" Highest Ollie contest! This year we are stepping it up and giving away a brand new K2 Skatedeck!  There will also be a "best trick contest" with prizes such as hoodies, bags and more!

The popping will start at 7 pm sharp at OGFT so be sure to be here and ready to get your ollie on.

Sponsored by K2 and Alpine Ski Center in Knoxville.

Spring Fling 2014! Sunday, March 9

The winter season's celebration will be held on March 9th. We will have a Giant Slalom race, Big Air contest, and Pond Skimming.

Also, the second annual Ski School vs. Ski Patrol competition will be held with Ski Patrol trying to retain the Golden Boot. Plenty of prizes and giveaways as we celebrate the end of another great season! You don't want to miss it!

Click here for more details!

Sunday Session 5.2 ~ Sunday, Feb 23rd

OGFT’s signature series will be held on February 23rd. Registration will start at 11 AM in the Terrain Park, with a rider’s meeting at 12:45 and the competition will kick off at 1 PM.

Click here for more information.

Inclement Weather Notice - Feb. 12, 2014

Ober Gatlinburg will make every attempt to maintain our regular hours, however with possible hazardous weather predicted, changes to our operating hours may be necessary for the safety and security of our guests and staff. We will post updates if they become necessary.    

College Night Thursday, Feb 13 ~ FREE 6-10pm Lift Ticket with Canned Goods!

College Night will be held on Thursday, February 13th from 6pm to 10pm. A current College ID from any college is required along with 10 canned goods or non-perishable items for a free 6pm-10pm Lift Ticket.

Come out for a night of fun and recreation to support The Sevier County Food Ministries!

Click here for more information!

Ladies Night ~ Monday, Feb. 24 ~ Free 6-10pm Lift Ticket!

Free 6 to 10 PM lift tickets for ladies of all ages with 10 canned goods benefiting Sevier County Food Ministries. We will be holding a Ladies’ Night in the park event for all ladies interested in learning about freestyle riding. These sessions will be led by a female coach and are designed to encourage fun and progression in a no pressure environment.

Come out with your gal pals and support Sevier County Food Ministries! Click here for more information.

Sponsored by Red Bull!

Race Program this Thursday!

OG RPm is an 8 event open class Ski & Snowboard Race Series with the best 6 out of 8 count towards the season champions in each division.

Happening every Thursday 5:30pm - starting January 9, 2014

The Finals Race on Thursday February 27, 2014 will determine the season champions!

Anyone that can ski or ride Mogul Ridge can enter.

Click here for more information.

Ice rink closed to the public until 5PM for TN Special Olympics on 1/27 and 1/28/14

Ice rink closed to the public until 5PM for Special Olympics TN Winter Games on Monday 1/27 and Tuesday 1/28/14. The tram and slopes will open early on Tuesday, Jan. 28th for Sepcial Olympics TN althletes and coaches only.

Ladies Night Thursday, Jan 23rd!

Free 6 to 10 PM lift tickets for all ladies with 10 canned goods benefiting Sevier County Food Ministries. We will be holding a Ladies’ Night in the park event for all ladies interested in learning about freestyle riding. These sessions will be led by a female coach and are designed to encourage fun and progression in a no pressure environment.

Special Olympics TN Winter Games Jan 27 & 28

 The traditional lighting of the Special Olympics flame will take place on Monday, January 27 at 9:00 am on top at Ober Gatlinburg.   Award presentation will begin at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28.

Ober Chute Open Tuesday, Jan. 7th!

Suspending Operations Monday, Jan 6 at 6pm

In consideration of the health and safety of our guests and employees, Ober Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Aerial Tram will be suspending all operations at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, January 6, 2014 due to the extreme cold termperatures.

All operations will reopen Tuesday, January 7, 2014 as scheduled.  

College Night Thursday, Jan 9 ~ FREE 6-10pm Lift Ticket with Canned Goods!

 

College Night will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 6pm to 10pm. A current College ID from any college is required along with 10 canned goods or non-perishable items for a free 6pm-10pm Lift Ticket.

 

Come out for a night of fun and recreation to support The Sevier County Food Ministries!

 

 Click here for more info.

 

Ladies Day/Belle to Belle Saturday, Jan 11th

This is a ladies’ day on a weekend with great seminars led by female instructors. It will take place on January 11th starting at 10 AM. We will have a morning session and an afternoon session with two seminars: ski with a coach, and intro to freestyle.

Click here for more information.

OktOBERfest 2014!

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 26 through Nov. 2, 2014 as the resort commemorates the 204th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during OktOBERfest.  Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more. Menu

Show Times:
Monday - Thursday: 1pm & 5pm
Friday - Sunday: 1, 3, 5, & 7pm

Beer Tent open Friday - Sunday from noon - 6pm with live entertainment and Oktoberfest biers on tap!

Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.

The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing.  Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.

 Oktoberfests have been held in Munich for 200 years with the exception of wartime. As immigrants from Germany came to North America, smaller Oktoberfests sprouted up in their communities.

Live Music in The Loft Lounge - No Cover Charge

The Loft Lounge
5:30 pm - 9:30 PM ~ No Cover Charge

12/29-Kevin McGuire & Friends with special guests: Lejoe Young & Brian Arrowood.

12/30- The Griffins

1/2-Kevin McGuire & Friends

1/3-Kevin McGuire & Friends

1/4- The Griffins

1/5- The Griffins

Kidz Day Saturday, Dec. 14

From 11:30am - 3pm we will offer FREE area/lift tickets and rentals to children ages 4 - 11 years with a paid adult and 6 canned goods or non-perisghable food items to benefit Sevier County Food Ministries. There will be kid’s activities and games as well as ski class demonstrations and information about the kids programs we offer at Ober Gatlinburg from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, December 14.

Click here for more details!
Kids in snow

Perfect Gift Idea

Looking for the perfect gift for your winter sports enthusiast? Get an Ober Gatlinburg Gift Certificate!

Click here for details!

Gatlinburg Snowsports Winter Sports Programs

Winter Sports Programs

 

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The Gatlinburg Snowsports School offers multiple-week, learn to ski and ride programs for both groups and individuals.  Whether you are just getting into the sport or are an experienced skier or rider, we can help you get to that next level of enjoyment.  GSC offers four or five week programs for schools, churches, scouts, plus special programs for women, companies and racers.  All of these programs include instruction, area pass and appropriate rental equipment. Click one of the links to the left to get started!

Women’s ProgramChurch Programs

Elementary School ProgramsMiddle & High School Programs

Corporate ProgramsRace Program

Find Winter Apparel and Gear at The Shops at Ober!

Check out our Winter Apparel and Gear at The Shops at Ober and Ski Mountain Sports with brands such as:
Garmont
Woolrich 
Ski Wear 
Outdoor Research

We carry other speciality brands such as Neve, Kuhl, Spyder, Helly Hansen and more!

For more information click on our Facebook page.

Slopes Now Open!

The slopes at Ober Gatlinburg will open for the 2013/14 winter season on Friday, Nov. 29th at noon! Schedule for this weekend is as follows: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30 ~ Slopes open Noon - 10pm; Ticket Sales 11am - 8pm Sunday, Dec. 1 ~ Slopes open Noon - 7pm; Ticket sales 11:30am - 5pm

Full Area/Lift Ticket ~ $36 Ski rental ~ $25; Snowboard Rental ~ $30 plus $300 cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover deposit;   Beginner Ski or Snowboard Lesson ~ $19 

6pm - 10pm Area/Lift Ticket ~ $20 Ski rental ~ $20; Snowboard Rental ~ $25 plus $300 cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover deposit;   Beginner Ski or Snowboard Lesson ~ $19 

The Ober Snow Team

What is The Ober Snow Team?                                                                                                        
The purpose of this team is to promote and expand the ski and snowboarding opportunities available to local youths in a responsible and safe manner. By engaging and exposing members to different resort departments, we hope to provide a clear path for more interaction with our mountain. We will provide different activities and clinics through this team.      

 Who Can Join?                                                                                                                      
Any area youth who are in middle or high school can join. They must have their own equipment and season pass/lift ticket and must be an intermediate level riders (be able to ski Bear Run). For this first season, we will limit the size of the team to the first 20 who sign up.                                                                                                                                     

 When Does The Team Meet?
Every Tuesday night from 5 PM to 7 PM starting January 7th.  We will meet at the bottom of the Black Lift to begin the evening activities.    

 What Does This Cost?           
There is no additional cost to this program, but everyone must have their own pass and equipment. Helmets are highly recommended.

 How Can I Join?
There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, December 14th, at 1 PM in the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant. Parents are encouraged to attend and signed waivers will be required for all participants. You will also have an opportunity to meet the coaches and ask any questions you may have.

Ober Snow Team Activities Schedule
December 14th – Info Meeting
Jan 7th – First Day! Ski and Ride
Jan 14th – Park Safety Night
Jan 21st – Ski Patrol Night
Jan 28th – Ski and Ride Night
Feb 4th – Ski Tuning Clinic
Feb 11th – Snowmaking 101
Feb 18th – Ski and Ride Night
Feb 25th – Ski School Night
Mar 4th – Ski and Ride Night
Spring Fling – Competition, Awards

We will alternate between learning about the various departments on the mountain through interactive clinics and directed ski and ride nights. The ski and ride nights will focus on safe skiing techniques and getting the most fun out of every run.

Contact Greg at 865-436-5423 ext. 217 or gregg@obergatlinburg.com

2013 Back in Blue Rail Jam - November 22

2013 Back in Blue

Free Christmas on Ice shows December 7th and 8th!

Come see Ober Gatlinburg's annual Christmas on Ice show December 7th and 8th. FREE Admission!

The annual Christmas on Ice Show at the Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Arena features local amateur skaters performing ice skating routines to traditional Christmas music, choreographed by rink instructor Devon Harman.

Click here for more information.

 

Beer Sampling Friday - Sunday, Nov. 1 - 3!

We're hosting a "Beer Garden Party" from Noon - 6pm, Friday, Nov. 1st through Sunday, Nov. 3rd! Yazoo, New Belgium, Foothills, Brooklyn and Saw Works Brewing Company will be bringing their handcrafted beers to celebrate OktOBERfest with us. The first 50 people to purchase a Beer Sample Ticket will receive a Free Oktoberfest Mug!

There will also be a free Bounce House Friday - Sunday and free face painting for kids on Saturday from Noon-6pm! 

Call 865-436-5423 or click here for more information!

Beer Sampling Friday - Sunday, Oct. 25 - 27!

We're hosting a "Beer Garden Party" from Noon - 6pm, Friday, October 25th through Sunday, Oct. 27th! Hofbrau, Samuel Adams and Big River Brewing Company will be bringing their handcrafted beers to celebrate OktOBERfest with us. The first 50 people to purchase a Beer Sample Ticket will receive a Free Oktoberfest Mug!

There will also be a free Bounce House Friday - Sunday and free face painting for kids on Saturday from Noon-6pm! 

Call 865-436-5423 or click here for more information!

Beer Sampling Friday - Sunday, Oct. 18 - 20!

We're hosting a "Beer Garden Party" from Noon - 6pm, Friday, October 18th through Sunday, Oct. 20th! Harpoon Brewery, Catawba Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company will be bringing their handcrafted beers to celebrate OktOBERfest with us. The first 50 people to purchase a Beer Sample Ticket will receive a Free Oktoberfest Mug!

There will also be a free Bounce House Friday - Sunday and free face painting for kids on Saturday from Noon-6pm! 

Call 865-436-5423 or click here for more information!

Season Pass Holders can get a full tune-up for only $25!

Ski Mountain Sports is offering full tune-ups for 2013/14 season pass holders now through October 31, 2013.  Call 865-436-5423 ext. 276 for more information!

The Reichmann Profi4 ski and snowboard tuning machine is a combination belt sander/stone grinder and one of Reichmann’s most advanced technology machines. The belt sander smooths out small scratches on the base of skis and snowboards and the stone grinder portion of the machine puts a structure into the base of the skis or snowboards, much like a tire tread. The machine comes programmed with all the latest structures to provide skiers and snowboarders the highest level of performance available. We also offer the same level of service for edges and waxing using Reichmann’s edge grinder and waxer.

2013/14 Ober Gatlinburg Season Passes Available!

You can buy your 2013/14 Season Pass and Parking Permit here or visit us at Ober Gatlinburg! 

Figure Skating Team Brings Home Trophy!

Five members of the Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team traveled to Decatur, Alabama to compete in the 10th Annual Wind, Rain or Shine Competition on August 2nd. Team members Gracie Glynn, Holly Glynn, Faith Harvey, Jasman Henderson and Hannah Pressley competed in stroking, freestyle, spotlight and other events based on ages and skill levels. The Ober Gatlinburg team finished first out of four teams represented by skaters from Alabama and Tennessee.

"I am so proud of our team," said coach and figure skating director Devon Harman. "The kids have worked so hard and the parents are so supportive! I am looking forward to many more years of getting to work with the kids and build our team."

If you are interested in figure skating lessons at Ober Gatlinburg, contact Devon at devon.harman@yahoo.com or call 865-803-9319 for more information.   

OktOBERfest Sept. 27 - Nov. 3 ~ Free Shows Daily!

Read all about it here!

ISI Skate Competition 9/20 - 9/22/2013

The Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team will host the 3rd Annual ISI Skate competition at Ober Gatlinburg, September 20 – 22, 2013.  Skaters from across the Southeast will be competing in individual, pair, and couple events. Come out and view these talented skaters!

 http://www.obergatlinburg.com/events-news/ice-competition/

View Robert A. Tino art at Seasons of Ober Restaurant

Ober Gatlinburg is proud to display the work of Robert A. Tino – one of the most celebrated artists in the Southeast - in our Seasons of Ober Restaurant. Be sure to stop by to view some of Robert’s interpretations of the landscape of the Smoky Mountains.  

For more information on the art of Robert A. Tino visit his gallery here.  

Tram Closed Tuesday - Thursday, May 28 - 30

Please be advised that the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway will be temporarily closed Tuesday through Thursday, May 28 - 30, 2013 for routine maintenance. A complimentary shuttle will be operating to transposrt guests to and from Ober Gatlinburg.

For more information please call 865-436-5423.

Memorial Sale at The Shops of Ober!

Memoiral Weekend Sale at The Shops of Ober

Figure Skating Team Brings Home Medals!

Fifteen members of the Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team recently competed in the 44th Annual Robert Unger Skating Competition in Knoxville, Tennesse and returned home with numerous medals and the 4th Place Team Trophy. The Ober team was one of 13 teams represented by 451 skaters from 6 states.

"I am so proud of our team. The kids have worked so hard and their parents are so supportive," said team coach and Figure Skating Director Devon Harman.

If you are interested in figure skating lessons at Ober Gatlinburg, contact Devon at devon.harman@yahoo.com or call 865-803-9319 for more information.   

Sevier County Days ~ June 2 - 7, 2013

Sevier County Days - benefitting Sevier Co. Food Ministries

Sunday - Friday June 2 - 7, 2013

Anyone over the age of 16 who presents a canned food item (per person) and a valid Sevier County Driver's License, utility bill or a recent paycheck stub from a Sevier County Business, along with one guest or dependent children, will receive:

  • FREE Round-trip Aerial Tram Ride
  • FREE All-Activities Wristband

We hope you will take this opportunity to experience one of our area’s most unique and enjoyable attractions!

For more information call 865-436-5423

Offer valid only for Sevier County residents 16 or older presenting Sevier County Driver's License or any employee 16 or older presenting recent paycheck stub from Sevier County business and their dependent children or one guest. No discounts available on parking, merchandise, games or food. All food collected will be donated to SEVIER COUNTY FOOD MINISTRIES.  Please bring regular size cans of fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, jelly and meats.

Ober Gatlinburg re-opens Friday, May 3rd.

After our annual shutdown period, Ober Gatlinburg is reopen for business.

Spring Fling 2013 Results!

Congratulations to all the winners and participants in Spring Fling 2013! Here are the results:

OVERALL JUNIOR SKI:
1st Place: Garrett Soehn
2nd Place: Felicity Fulcher
3rd Place: Jake Cushman

OVERALL JUNIOR SNOWBOARD:
1st Place: Bailey Allo
2nd Place: Parker Vance
3rd Place: Harrison Coker

OVERALL ADULT SKI:
1st Place: Clay England
2nd Place: Shawn Pross
3rd Place: Wes Gilliam

OVERALL ADULT SNOWBOARD:
1st Place: Matthew Vance
2nd Place: Hunter Bullard
3rd Place: Michael Sessums

SKI PATROL vs. SKI INSTRUCTORS:
KING OF THE HILL: Ski Patrol

Photos to be posted soon!

 

 

Easter Sunrise Service - March 31st

Gatlinburg’s Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be enhanced by the beauty of the Smokies when the community and its visitors gather at Ober Gatlinburg for this memorable worship service. This will be the 16th year for the mountain top services at the resort.  The 30-40 minute high mountain service will be led by local pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. The offering collected during the service will be used by the Association in assisting the county’s needy.

As host for the Sunrise Service, the staff of Ober Gatlinburg will provide worshipers with free tram rides to the mountain top beginning at 5:45 A.M. and continuing at 15 minute intervals until the service begins at 6:30 A.M. Complimentary parking at the resort will be provided for those who prefer to drive up the mountain. A breakfast buffet will be available at the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant from 7:30 - 10:30 A.M.

Please note: Due to forecasted rain, the service will be held inside the lodge.

50 years of Skiing in TN! Get a $27 (a 50% discount) area/lift ticket for Sunday, March 17th!

In celebration of 50 years of Skiing in TN, get a $27 (a 50% discount) area/lift ticket for Sunday, March 17th! Sunday, March 17th  will be the last day the ski slopes are open for the 2012/13 Season.

End of 2012/13 Season slope hours in effect!

End of 2012/13 Season slope hours:
Saturday, March 2nd:Day (9am to 4pm) & Twilight (3pm - 10pm) Sessions
Sunday, March 3rd: Extended (9am to 7pm) Session --- $5 Area/Lift Ticket with 5 canned goods
Monday, March 4th: Day (9am to 4pm), Twilight (3pm - 10pm) and Night (6pm - 10pm) Sessions Tuesday, March 5th - Thursday, March 7th: Combo (Noon - 10pm) and Night (6pm - 10pm) Sessions Friday, March 8th: Day (9am to 4pm), Twilight (3pm - 10pm) and Night (6pm - 10pm) Sessions Saturday, March 9th:Day (9am to 4pm) & Twilight (3pm - 10pm) Sessions
Sunday, March 10th: Extended (9am to 7pm) Session
Monday, March 11th - Thursday, March 14th: SLOPES CLOSED
Friday, March 15th: Combo (Noon to 10pm) and Night (6pm - 10pm) Sessions
Saturday, March 16th: Day (9am to 4pm) & Twilight (3pm - 10pm) Sessions $35 Area/Lift Ticket
Sunday, March 17th: Extended (9am to 7pm) Session --- $27 Area/Lift Ticket (50th Anniversay Special)

Sunday, March 17th 2013 will be the last day the ski/snowboard slopes will be open for the 2012/13 season.

Snow Tubing is scheduled to be open daily through March 31st!

Sunday Session 4.3 ~ Sunday, March 3

We will start this sesh off with a slopestyle type best line event as well as a box jam. For the best line, all competitors will be given 2 runs, with the best out of the 2 counting. For the box jam, it will be a jam session on the flat box trying to see who can pull out some technical trick wizardry. This year we will be featuring 2 snowboard divisions. The top finishers in each divisions will receive points based on their finish, and the point totals will be combined for all 3 Sunday Sessions. The overall winners will receive a season pass for next season!

As always, it is FREE to register. However you must have a lift ticket/season pass to get on the slopes.
Helmets are mandatory for all participants!!!

Registration will be at 11 AM at the terrain park
Riders meeting will be at 12:30
Event will begin at 1 PM

Thanks to our Sunday Session partners - Dakine, Ski Mountain Sports, Pluto Sports, The Board Room and Alpine Ski Center!

LIMITED TIME OFFER! 2013/14 Season Pass for $249 March 3rd - March 17th, 2013.

Ober Gatlinburg Season Passes are the most economical way to enjoy the slopes all winter long!  Season Passes include unlimited access to the aerial tram and all the ski lifts.

LIMITED TIME OFFER! Purchase a 2013/14 Season Pass March 3rd - March 17th, 2013 for only $249! The pass will be valid for the remainder of the 2012/13 Winter Season and all of the 2013/14 Season!

You must purchase this Promotional Season Pass at Ober Gatlinburg Guest Services Sunday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 17th. Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and not valid with any other offer or discount.

Ladies Night! Ladies get a free 6PM to 10PM area/lift ticket with 6 canned goods!

Ladies Night! Ladies get a free 6PM  to 10PM area/lift ticket with 6 canned goods! Click here for details.

Make reservations now for Valentine's Day Dinner at Ober Gatlinburg!

Choose between two great romantic packages!

Landslide Alternate Routes

Due to the recent landslide in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, here are some alternate routes for easy travel to Gatlinburg. 

From Cherokee, NC
Take Hwy 19 North to I-40. Go I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Wilton Springs Rd. to Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg. 
 
From Asheville
Take I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Wilton Springs Rd. to Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg. 
 
From Greenville, SC
Take I-26 West towards to I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Wilton Springs Rd. to Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg. 
 
From Atlanta, GA
From I-75 North, merge on to I-40 East, then take Exit 407, turn right onto Winfield Dunn Pkwy/Hwy 66/441 South, follow signs to Gatlinburg.

For information on road conditions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park call 865-436-1200 or follow them on Twitter.

TN College Night Feb. 7th! FREE 6PM - 10PM area/lift ticket with 6 canned goods!

College Night will be held on Friday, February 7th from 6pm to 10pm. A current College ID from any college is required along with 6 canned goods or non-perishable items for a free 6pm-10pm Lift Ticket.

Come out for a night of fun and recreation to support The Sevier County Food Ministries!

Ladies Night January the 28th! FREE 6PM - 10PM area/lift ticket with 6 canned goods.

On Monday, January 28th,  ladies of all ages will receive a free 6pm-10pm Lift Ticket with 6 canned goods or non-perishable items. Come up and hit the slopes with some Gal Pals and support The Sevier County Food Ministries.

Special Olympics TN Winter Games starts Monday the 28th!

Over 140 athletes with intellectual disabilities compete in Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding and Speed Skating on Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th.

Christmas Day Schedule

Merry Christmas!

The slopes will be open from Noon - 7pm on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, with ticket sales from Noon - 5pm. Area/lift ticket is $54; ski rental $25, snowboard rental $30 plus a $300 cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover deposit, and a lesson is $18.

Snow Tubing sessions will be 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Ticket sales start at Noon and are $25 per person, per session. REMEMBER tubing is on a first come, first served basis and some sessions sell out during busy holiday periods. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day if space is available.

Slopes Opening Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Just in time for the holidays, temperatures finally have made it possible for Ober Gatlinburg to make snow and open its slopes beginning Sunday morning. Cold temperatures have allowed the resort to produce snow since Thursday evening and allowed snow-making until 11:00 AM Saturday morning.

Castle Run, Cub Way & Ski School Slopes will open on Sunday!

  Sunday, December 23, 2013
Day Session ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm
(Ticket Sales: 8am – 1pm)
Twilight Session ~ 3:00pm – 10:00pm
(Ticket Sales: 3pm – 8pm)

 Slope Area/Lift Ticket: $54; Junior/Senior: $44
Ski Rental: $25
Snowboard Rental: $30 plus $300 Cash, Visa,
MasterCard or Discover Deposit
Beginner Lesson: $18

Click here for Friday's snowmaking photos.



January 2013 Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month

Learn to Ski/Snowboard Month!
January 2013


Package Includes: 3 Session Aerial Tramway, Area/Lift Ticket, Ski or Snowboard Rental and 1 Hour Lesson for $129.00. Begins January 7, 2013.  Sessions must begin in January and are Not Valid Saturdays and Holiday Periods (1/18 - 21 & 2/15 - 18).

After completion of your 3rd lesson you will receive a voucher allowing you to purchase a season pass valid for the remainder of the 2012/13 Season and entire 2013/14 Season for $199.00 (must be purchased by February 28, 2013).

There are no refunds for unused sessions and the pass is non-transferable. It will be valid for 3 sessions only and can only be used for one session per visit. Purchase in the Marketing Dept. located in the Tramway Mall.  For questions and information contact Ober Gatlinburg at 865-436-5423.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park
1001 Parkway, Suite 2
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

865-436-5423
www.obergatlinburg.com
fun@obergatlinburg.com

Snow Tubing closed Thursday, December 6th for Back in Blue Rail Jam!

Snow tubing will be closed all day Thursday, December 6th, 2012 to set up for our Back in Blue Rail Jam Event. Snow Tubing will resume on Friday, December 7th.

The Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant will close at 3:30 PM on Saturday the 8th for a private event.

The Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant will close at 3:30 PM on Saturday the 8th for a private event.

FREE Christmas on Ice Show - Dec. 1 & 2

The annual Christmas on Ice Show at the Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Arena features local amateur skaters performing ice skating routines to traditional Christmas music, choreographed by rink instructor Devon Harman.

Click here for more information.

Snow Tubing Still Open!

Snow Tubing is open daily through Easter and possibly through the first week of April, weather permitting. Sessions are $20 per person weekdays and $25 per person weekends and holiday periods.
Click here for more details. 

Thanksgiving Buffet at Ober Gatlinburg!

Join us at the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant on Thursday, November 22nd for a Thanksgiving Buffet. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Click here for more information.

Thursday, 11/15 Last Day to Purchase Season Pass at Discounted Rate!

You can buy your 2012/13 pass here or visit us at Ober Gatlinburg today before 5:30pm!

Ober Gatlinburg plans to open Snow Tubing on November 16th, 2012!

Ober Gatlinburg plans to open Snow Tubing on November 16th, 2012!
We hope to have it open until Easter!

Ice Skating Competition is a WINNER!

The Second Annual Ober Gatlinburg Invitational Team Figure Skating Competition "was a great success!" proclaims Devon Harman, Competition Director and Coach of the Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team.  Over 80 competitors and their families came from three states on September 21 - 23 to participate in the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) sanctioned event.

 Eleven local competitors from the Ober Gatlinburg Ice Rink won 21 first place, 7 second place, and 2 third place medals in the event. Team competition standings are: 1st Place - Robert Unger School of Ice Skating, Knoxville, Tennessee; 2nd Place – Point Mallard Ice Complex, Decatur, Alabama; 3rd Place - Ober Gatlinburg Ice Rink, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and 4th Place – Palmetto Skate Club, Irmo, South Carolina.

For information about figure skating lessons at Ober Gatlinburg, please contact Devon Harman at (865)-803-9319.

2012 OG Figure Skating Team

Nashville Ski Show this Friday & Saturday!

Ober Gatlinburg will be at the Nashville Ski Show at Neptune Diving & Ski this Friday & Saturday, October 26 - 27, 2012 .  Show hours are 5pm - 10pm on Friday and 9:30am - 6:00pm on Saturday.

Make sure you stop by our booth to register for four ski packages valued at $388. There will also be a silent auction benefitting Special Olympics of Cheatham Co.

Neptune Scuba Diving & Snow Skiing
5827 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
615-356-5051

 

Free Snow Tubing at Cool Springs Galleria this Saturday!

A taste of Smoky Mountain Winterfest, one of America’s favorite winter festivals, is coming to CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin on Saturday, October 6. Families can enjoy live entertainment, interactive displays and enter to win a Grand Prize trip for a family of four to Winterfest!

The fun includes snow tubing, lumberjack demonstrations and mountain music from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Mall hours are 10am - 9pm with free snow tubing available from 11am - 5pm. The snow tubing and lumberjack demonstrations are outdoors between Macy’s & Dillard’s, and the other entertainment is inside in Center Court.


OktOBERfest now through Nov. 4th! FREE shows daily!

Join us for our 3rd Annual OktOBERfest Celebration with free shows daily!

Read all about it here! 

Welcome Texas Roadhouse Meat Cutters! - Ice Arena closed until 2:00PM for private event!

On Thursday, September 26th, The Indoor Ice Arena will be closed until 2:00PM for a private event.

ISI Skate Competition 9/22 & 9/23 - Ice Arena closed to the public

The Ice Arena will be closed to the public all day Saturday, September 22nd and will reopen at 1:00PM on Sunday the 23rd due to the ISI Skate Competition.

 http://www.obergatlinburg.com/events-news/ice-competition/

2012/13 Season Passes on sale now!

You can buy your 2012/13 pass here or visit us at Ober Gatlinburg! 

Mark McKenizie awarded Outstanding Employee Award

Mark McKenizie is awarded the Outstanding Employee Award by Kent Anders and Mark Perry.
Congratulations Mark, thanks for all your great work at Ober Gatlinburg!

Skaters Bring Home Medals from AL!

Two Pigeon Forge sisters, representing the Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team, skated home with medals and a Third Place Team trophy, from the 2012 Wind, Rain or Shine ISI Team Competition in Point Mallard, Alabama on August 4 – 5. Over 60 competitors representing five Figure Skating Teams from across the Southeast participated in the event sanctioned by the Ice Skating Institute of America. 

Winners were Holly Glynn, age 12, with 1st Place medals in Stroking, Freestyle, Artistic Spotlight, Character Spotlight, and 3rd Place in Couples Spotlight (with sister Gracie); and Gracie Glynn, age 10, with 1st Place medals in Stroking, Spotlight Entertainment, Spotlight Character, and 3rd Place in Delta and Couples Spotlight. The sister team was awarded the Third Place Team Trophy making this the first team trophy for the Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team since 2000.

Ober Gatlinburg Figure Skating Team Director and Coach, Devon Harman, was thrilled with the results of this competition. The Glynn’s have been skating with Harman and the team approximately 3 years and have appeared in Christmas On Ice shows at Ober Gatlinburg.

 Ice skating enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch these and other skaters September 22 – 23 during the ISI Team Competition at the Ober Gatlinburg Ice Rink. The competition is free to spectators.   

For more information call 865-803-9319 or visit www.obergatlinburg.com.

Sevier County Days at Ober Gatlinburg: June 3 - June 8, 2012

Two New Cubs Make Their Debut!

Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter is proud to announce the birth of 2 black bear cubs, born January 31, 2012 to Minnie and BJ.  The female, Holly, and her brother, Chief, made their public debut on Wednesday, May 9th. The cub’s names were chosen from a “Name the Cubs” contest for primary students in the Sevier County school system. With over 2,000 cub names submitted, the names selected were Holly, entered by Ryleigh Doss, a 2nd grader at Boyd’s Creek Elementary, and Chief, entered by India Seabolt, a Kindergarten student at Seymour Primary School. 

Minnie came to Ober Gatlinburg in 2001, at 6 months of age, from a private zoo in Minnesota where she was hand raised. Although she is now eleven years old, this is Minnie’s first offspring. In the wild, female bears usually begin reproducing at 3-5 years of age, but Minnie must have been waiting for the right male to come along.

BJ, the father of the cubs, arrived in early 2008 at 2 years of age, one of 3 male bears which were orphaned in Georgia and brought to Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend,Tennessee. Because of his early habituation to humans, neither he nor his brothers could be released into the wild. Efforts were made to place them in facilities where they could live out their lives in safety and BJ was brought to Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter. BJ is now six years of age and at the beginning of his reproductive years.

Since opening in 1981, the Ober Gatlinburg Black Bear Habitat has produced 21 cubs plus Holly and Chief. Most of these cubs were released into the wild by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency during a time when the wild populations were smaller. The last litter was born in 1996 and those cubs were released at a year and a half of age.

Annual preventive maintenance scheduled for Monday, April 23rd - Thursday May 3rd, 2012.

The Aerial Tramway and all activities at Ober Gatlinburg will be closed April 23rd - May 3rd, 2012 for annual preventive maintenance.

2011/12 Winter Season has ended!

Due to extremely adverse weather this winter, we are sorry it is necessary to close our winter operations for the 2011/12 season. Thank you for visiting this winter - we look forward to seeing you this spring!

SUNDAY SESSION 3 - Feb 26

Come up and ride with us for Sunday Session 3, the final one for the season.

Presented by Dakine, Skullcandy, and Dragon

We'll be doing some fun events like snow dice, games of OGFT, and more. All participants must be in the park by 12:30 and we will start promptly at 1pm.

Thanks to all of our event partners The Board Room, Pluto Sports, and Alpine Ski Center.

Download the waiver here.

Snowing on the Mountain!

SNOW!!! Sunday - 6:30 PM ~ We're getting beautiful big snowflakes on the mountain! Come on up and experience it for yourself! 

Ice Arena Closed 1/30 & 1/31 to the public until 5pm for Special Olympics

Gatlinburg area was voted the #2 for Winter Ski Vacation Rental Destinations in the US

Gatlinburg Area, Tennessee - 1,773 vacation rentals on TripAdvisor

Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg offers plenty of cold weather fun including skiing, snowboarding, and ice-skating at Ober Gatlinburg. Travelers could save up to $700 by staying at a vacation rental for a weeklong trip.

Click here for full article.

Women Only Outdoors - A Women's Wintersport Program

Season Passes available at Ober Gatlinburg

Purchase your 2011/12 season pass for $299.00.

Purchase season passes here.

Cincinnati Herald Article

Here's what Conrad Clowers wrote in the Cincinnati Herald: 

"The attraction has anything from Alpine Slides  allowing vacationers to zoom down the mountain on a sled to a black Bear habitat allowing people to see one of the most popular animals in the Smokeys do what they do." 

Read the entire article.

 

Team Ober Skates Away with Medals!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Ober Gatlinburg Skaters that participated in the Point Mallard ISI Team Skating Competition in Decatur, GA.

Team Ober Skaters

L-R: Jasman Henderson, Gracie Glynn, Coach Devon Harman, Holly Glynn

Jasman Henderson, age 11, Pigeon Forge: 1st Place Ensemble, 3rd Place Delta Stroking, 3rd Place Delta, 3rd Place Delta Spotlight

Gracie Glynn, age 9, Pigeon Forge: 1st Place Ensemble, 1st Place Pre-Alpha

Holly Glynn, age 11, Pigeon Forge: 1st Place Ensemble, 2nd Place Delta Stroking, 2nd Place Delta, 2nd Place Delta Spotlight 

2011 Summer Improvements

We are hard at work all Summer doing improvements to the Resort to provide our guests with a better experience.  To see last year's improvements click here.

We have added a brand new Prinoth BR350X Sherpa winch snowcat to our grooming fleet.  This cat has the latest in trial groom technology and will give our customers a great skiing surface all winter!

We have a new Lenko NA220 fan gun added to our snowmaking arsenal. 

The new retaining wall between Ski School and the Black Lift.

You may have already seen, or visited our new LeConte Deli, but it's a great new addition to Ober Gatlinburg!

Snow making system upgrades continue this year.  In addition to adding and replacing snow making pipe on Cub Way, we are also increasing our snow making capacity by rebuilding one of our holding ponds.  This will increase our overall water storage capacity to around 12,000,000 gallons!

We are also continuing to improve our Ice Arena with a new cooling system.

We have upgraded the boot storage for the snowboard rental area.  Our new racks now dry the boots as the are being stored.  This leads to happier feet for our snowboarders!

snowboard boot racks

We have also added new features to our terrain park.  This year we add a 24' flat box, 24' double barrel flat rail, and a 10' pole jam to our fleet of rails and boxes.  We have also salvaged 2 oil drums and turned them into bonks.  Our total jib count is up to 11 now!

Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg named in "Top 10 Ski Destinations in the United States"

See why AOL Travel named Gatlinburg and Tennessee's only ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg, as a "Top 10 Ski Destinations in the United States."

Heres what they had to say:

"Gatlinburg, Tennessee
High above Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a mountaintop resort featuring nine whitewashed trails. The snowmaking system at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort produces enough white stuff to please snow bunnies of all abilities. With an amusement park, an aerial tram that sets off from downtown Gatlinburg, and fantastic views of the Great Smoky Mountains, its easy to see why this is one of the top ski destinations in the country."

Read the article and see the other areas that we were included!

Ober Gatlinburg increases rental services

New for the 2010/11 Ski Season! Ober Gatlinburg has added 50 rockered snowboards, 100 freestyle bindings, 120 SB boots, and 50 Head® skis.

 

Ober's Restaurant and Lounge is now handicap accessible

Ober's Restaurant and Lounge now handicap accessible, thanks to a newly installed wheelchair elevator.  Just in time for OktOBERfest, so that all may enjoy Ober's Restaurant and Lounge.