The slopes are fun
Watch out for first timers making their way down the slopes!
Overall Gatlinburg is not really considered a ski resort. It's like Disney world in the mountains. If you want to go there and ski or snowboard it's really fun. The slopes are quick,fast and really fun. I have been to Colorado,and Utah to snowboard it was fun and really good slopes but, if you are on a budget and just can't afford a trip that usually cost $3,000.00 plus for four people then Ober Gatlinburg is a blast. I like checking out all the hokie stuff downtown and if you can get away from all that... drive up through the mountains and sightsee. Beautiful creeks and overlooks. We live nine hours to the south and it's worth the drive.
PHOTO is from Dec. 27, 2008 the weather was actually warm and the snow started to melt. A couple of days later the slopes was covered in snow. Really wacky weather last year.