Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain
Double Barrel Rail
*Features set up and/or open can vary from those seen on map due to weather/conditions.
Winter 13' - 14' OGFT Schedule of Events
Ober Gatlinburg and OGFT are excited to announce the event lineup for the upcoming winter! We have plenty of fun events for everyone, with bigger and more unique setups than ever before. The opening season rail jam, Back in Blue, will be on Friday, November 22nd. This is your chance to shred the tubing park! A unique setup, giveaways, plenty of vendors, live music, ski films, food and drinks, and much more to celebrate the start of the winter season.
Our signature competitions, Sunday Sessions are back! We will have a Slopestyle on January 26th, and a Big Air on February 23rd. The events have been pushed back in the season to ensure enough snow for a quality setup! Plenty of prizes to giveaway and the results will be combined to determine an overall winner for a season pass.
We will hold two Free Flow Fridays: January 17th and February 7th. This is your chance to shred under the lights at OGFT. Fun and creative setups to encourage progression, this is a night for you to come out and push yourself in a laid back atmosphere.
On January 11th we will have a ladies day combined with a Nordica and Never Summer Demo Day. This is your opportunity to test out the newest skis and snowboards!
To end the season, Spring Fling is on again! We will have a Big Air, Giant Slalom, Pond Skimming and more to end the season. Lots of giveaways and fun for all!
Big thanks to all of our OGFT sponsors for their continued support and prizes! Scott Sports, Dakine, Nordica, Never Summer, STZ Canvassed Apparel, Sam Adams, K2 Snowboarding, Skullcandy, Zeal Optics, GoPro, Alpine Ski Center, The Boardroom, Pluto Sports, and Ski Mountain Sports!!
2013 – 2014 Event Schedule
November 22– Back in Blue Rail Jam
January 11 – Belle to Belle Saturday/Nordica and Never Summer Demo Day
January 17 – Free Flow Friday
January 26 – Sunday Session
February 7 – Free Flow Friday
February 23 – Sunday Session
March 9 – Spring Fling
Ober Gatlinburg strives to enrich our guests’ experience at the resort. In 2009/10 we added a freestyle terrain park, and for the 2011/12 season we are going even bigger! We are increasing the number of rails and boxes, as well as varying snow features such as table tops and spines available 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 this page and become a fan of OGFT on Facebook for park updates and events!
Aren't familiar with Freestyle Terrain, Terrain Parks, and the orange oval? Check the Smart Style site for informative videos and tips on using the Terrain Park. We urge everyone visiting Ober Gatlinburg to take this short quiz about Terrain Park use.
1.) MAKE A PLAN Every time you use freestyle terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use.
Your speed, approach and take off will directly affect your maneuver and landing.
2.) LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP Before getting into freestyle terrain observe all signage and warnings. Scope around the jumps first not over them. Use your first run as a warm up run and to familiarize yourself with the terrain. Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day. Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary.
3.) EASY STYLE IT Know your limits and ski/ride within your ability level Look for small progression parks or features to begin with and work your way up. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air. Do not attempt any features unless you have sufficient ability and experience to do so safely. Inverted aerials are prohibited.
4.) RESPECT GETS RESPECT Respect the terrain and others. One person on a feature at a time. Wait your turn and call your start. Always clear the landing area quickly. Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features.
Be sure you Know the Code : Your Responsibility Code provides safety tips while on the slopes.
Your Responsibility Code
- Always stay in control. Be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or aren't visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill & yield to others.
- Always use devices that prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe all posted signs & warnings. Keep off closed trails & out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge & ability to load, ride, & unload safely.
- Officially endorsed by National Ski Areas Association
The orange oval is a symbol, which identifies freestyle terrain on the hill. Check out the sample signage and vocabulary to make sure you're up to speed on the basics. Smart Style is a terrain park safety initiative, which you need to understand in order to use terrain parks safely.
FREESTYLE TERRAIN MAY INCLUDE HALF-PIPES, AS WELL AS TERRAIN PARKS AND TERRAIN FEATURES. THEY ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND OFFER ADVENTURE, CHALLENGE AND FUN. HOWEVER, FREESTYLE TERRAIN USE, LIKE ALL SKIING AND RIDING, EXPOSES YOU TO THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY. PRIOR TO USING FREESTYLE TERRAIN, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS AND TO FOLLOW "YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE".
- Freestyle Terrain contains man-made and natural terrain variations.
- Freestyle Terrain changes constantly due to weather and use.
- Inspect Freestyle Terrain before using and throughout the day.
- In jumping and using this terrain, you assume the risk of serious injury.
- Be courteous and respect others.
- One user on a Terrain feature at a time.
- Never jump blindly - use a spotter when necessary. Look Before You Leap!
- It is your responsibility to control your body on the ground and in the air.
- Always clear the landing area quickly.
- Always ride or ski in control and within your ability.