Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain
*Features set up and/or open can vary from those seen on map due to weather/conditions.
Winter 12' - 13' Schedule of Events
OGFT is excited to announce the event lineup for Winter 12' - 13' at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. This season will feature many fun events for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. The staple Sunday Sessions will continue, along with an expanded lineup featuring Free Flow Fridays. Also back by popular demand, the Spring Fling will be making a return after a three year hiatus. We will kick off the season with the “Back in Blue” rail jam followed by a movie showing. We will have three “Sunday Sessions”, the first one on January 6th. Making a return for the second year is the “K2 Pop This! High Ollie Tournament” on January 18th. Something new this year will be “Free Flow Fridays.” We plan to have music, giveaways, and prizes for the best trick of night in an informal jam session designed to give skiers and riders a chance to progress and hang with the local talent and the OGFT crew. We will also feature two “Ladies Night’s in the Park” events in conjunction with a mountain wide “Ladie’s Night”. The intent is to provide the ladies an opportunity to shred with other females in a relaxed atmosphere. Capping off the season will be a local favorite, “The Spring Fling.” We will have many great events to celebrate the conclusion of a great winter. We are currently finalizing sponsors and details so make sure you check out the latest news on facebook.com/oberfreestyle and OberGatlinburg.com. Everyone at OGFT and Ober Gatlinburg is super stoked about these events and we hope you will come up and join us this winter! Download the Event Lineup PDF
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.