My wife and I went to Ober for our first ski vacation. It was her first time to ski so I was a little worried because I read some bad reports on the resort. I have to say that I am so happy we desided to go to Ober. It is a great resort with lots to choose from and lots to do. The skiing was very fun and even when it was packed you could still pretty much ski right up to the lift. During the week its not busy at all until school lets out and all the local kids come to ski and board but they are all really nice and fun to watch. If you go to Ober for vacation I sugest you stay at the Hampton Inn in Gatlinburg. It's a very nice hotel and it's next door to the tram station. All you have to do is wake up and walk outside and your there. We stayed in Knoxville about 45 minutes away because I'm a huge vols fan. Over all I would give Obergatlinburg a B+. It was very nice and fun.