Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Open for the Season

Skier on a slope in the snow

Vacation dreams do come true at the extremely popular Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Ober Gatlinburg is now open for another season and they are ready for you to arrive. Every visitor is assured a wonderful experience with everything from ice skating to skiing adventures.

This resort maintains the highest safety standards. They diligently implement additions and alterations that improve the facility so guests can continue to have a wonderful experience year after year.

Here’s a few of the best things happening at the Ober Gatlinburg ski resort this season:


Ober Gatlinburg provides a smooth terrain to satisfy every skill level from beginner to advanced skiers. Beginners will delight in learning the winter sport while the challenging trails will exhilarate any well-seasoned skier. Waiting for lifts is resolved; there are two quads, one double and one surface lift that maintains nine trails. Their efficient crew supplies 100% snow-making capabilities on every slope, including leveling moguls. Individuals, families and groups can choose to take ski lessons before making their way to the slopes. The lessons are a great way to start your vacation if you plan to spend a lot of time at the Ober Gatlinburg ski resort.

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Snowboarding and TubingSnow tubing lanes

During the 2009-2010 winter season, two impressive parks opened. With the addition of a Snow Tubing Park and a Freestyle Terrain Park, Tubers have a great experience. This favorite activity gets very busy, so it’s best to go a little early to buy your tickets.

Ice Skating

A huge indoor ice arena allows skating year round. It is a popular center of activity and attention. It’s one of the best areas at Ober Gatlinburg where families can laugh and enjoy a little time on the ice together.

Equipment, Clothing and Accessories

Ober Gatlinburg is a complete resource for winter sports. They have an extensive inventory–almost two thousand pairs of shaped skis and close to four hundred snowboards. Their rental shop has a full line of ski pants, jackets and helmets … everything you will need for an exciting winter holiday. So, if you don’t have the equipment, don’t let that stop you from visiting!

Ski Mountain Sports Retail Shop

Ski Mountain Sports is a retail store that offers a comprehensive line of ski and snowboard equipment and provides a complete range of services. The Ski Mountain Sports store stocks a variety of skis, boards, boots, bindings and outerwear. You will be dressed in the proper attire for any winter activity. All-inclusive ski and board tuning services are now available. Snowboarders and skiers can keep their equipment in excellent condition here.

Family of 3 smiling for a snowy pictureShopping and Refreshments

Try one of these relaxing diversions. The Galleria Gift Shop has a distinct selection of T-Shirts, hats and hoodies for your special souvenir. Delectable foods and drinks refresh and nourish the winter sports enthusiast. You can stop in at the Seasons restaurant at the resort for a tasty meal any time of day, too.

Seasonal Winter Events

Christmas on Ice, College Night, Ladies Night and Free Flow Friday are some of the special recreational activities the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort offers. These winter sports activities will help you celebrate the holiday season while you’re in the Smokies.

You can find out more about these special events by visiting their website here: http://obergatlinburg.com/

Recent Improvements

After receiving numerous requests, the Gatlinburg ski resort has designed an exciting new slope called “Yeti’s Run.” This advanced slope will split off to the east, from the top of Black Lift, making a 635 foot run that is 45 feet wide, accessible to skiers and snowboarders. This most recent run offers riders and skiers their destination preference; Mogul Ridge, Grizzly Run or Upper Bear Run. “Yeti’s Run” will be open for the 2014-2015 winter season.

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