Skiiing and Snowboarding

Welcome Skiers and Snowboarders!

Ski Area & Amusement Park

Ober Gatlinburg is your best choice for skiing in the Southeast! Why? With nine trails serviced by two quads, one double and one surface lift, you are sure to spend more time on the slopes than in line for the lifts.

We offer terrain for all abilities, from a beginner experiencing the joy of snow sports for the first time, to a seasoned expert hitting the moguls and terrain park.  With our state-of-the-art snowmaking system as soon as temperatures drop the snow guns go on.  Ober Gatlinburg offers 100% snowmaking on all of our slopes.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park began as the Gatlinburg Ski Resort in 1962.  The Aerial Tramway, which was constructed in 1973, and the Ski Resort became Ober Gatlinburg in 1975 eventually becoming the year round attraction it is today.
Family-owned and operated, Ober Gatlinburg continues to grow.  A state-of-the art Snow Tubing Park opened in January 2009 and a Freestyle Terrain Park was added for the 2009-2010 season.

Ober Gatlinburg strives to enrich our guests’ experience at the resort.  In 2009/10 we added a freestyle terrain park, and in the 2010/11 season we doubled the number of rails and boxes, as well as offered varying snow features such as table tops and spines during the season.  Our park crew is dedicated to keeping the features freshly groomed throughout the day and making the best set-ups possible. Be sure to keep an eye on and for park updates and events! 

Don’t have your own equipment? Ober Gatlinburg has a rental fleet of 1,800 pairs of shaped skis and 400 snowboards, and our trained staff will get you set up and ready to hit the slopes.  Renting at Ober doesn’t just mean skis and snowboards, our rental shop also offers ski pants, jackets, and helmets.

To insure the safety of your personal equipment and our rental snowboards, Ober Gatlinburg offers a Courtesy Booth for free day use equipment check while enjoying our facilities. Overnight storage is $5 per person per night.


Gatlinburg Snowsports Center

*Our pros will help you learn in a fun in a fun and easy way. We use the successful American Teaching System for beginners through advanced skiers and snowboarders, emphasizing fun and safety first.

*You are taught the techniques of gliding, slowing down, stopping and turning, so you can capture the thrill and excitement of the sport while having fun.

*The Gatlinburg Snowsports Center is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).

*To help promote your safety and the safety of others, a beginner lesson is mandatory for first time skiers and snowboarders. Group and private lessons for adults and children are available.

* Need more information? Call 865-436-5423.


New this year is our Ski Mountain Sports, a full service ski and snowboard retail store carrying a variety of skis, boards, boots, bindings, outerwear, and accessories to outfit you head to toe. We also offer full ski and board tuning services.  Make sure to stop in and get your base waxed, edges sharpened, or a full tune before you hit the slopes!