Ober Gatlinburg in Tennessee spent the summer replacing some snowmaking pipe in the area of the Terrain Park, replacing the cable on the Red Lift, and expanding the Beginner Area.

The work continues Ober Gatlinburg's ongoing maintenance efforts aimed at offering skiers and riders a trouble-free experience on the area's slopes.

Adult lift tickets this season are $47 weekends and holidays, $30 non-holiday weekdays, and $15 at night.  Junior (age 7-11) and senior (50 and older) lift tickets are $37 on weekends and holildays, $20 non-holiday weekdays, and $15 at night.

A couple of years ago the resort spent $1 million to replace the original cable cars on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

The two new cars were purchased through Doppelmayr CTEC, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new tram cars were designed, engineered, and constructed by CWA Constructions in Olten, Switzerland.  CWA is the largest manufacturer of ropeway cabins and gondolas in the world.

The original tram cars were put into service in 1973. Until then, skiers wound their way slowly and precariously up and down snow-covered Mt. Harrison en route to Gatlinburg's ski resort, which opened in 1962. Plans began that year to ease the trip to the slopes, and the idea of an aerial tram was born. It took 11 years for the plan to come to fruition. The original tram ran for three-and-a-half decades.

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