Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

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Overall Rating: 3.5

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 48
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.0
  • Nightlife
  • 2.2

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 62%
  • Beginner
  • 81%
  • Families
  • 71%
  • Intermediate
  • 38%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 29%
  • Advanced
  • 14%

Helpful Highlights:

I live 45 min away from Ober and have purchased a season pass for about the last 5 years. Many folks hate on Ober but considering its location I feel they d...

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  • 2

    Fun but small

    by otgoal21 - 3rd January 2010

    Pros: nightlife, family friendly

    Cons: little to no terrain, crowded

    Went skiing on New Years day and enjoyed the experience. The mountain was pretty empty early on as a resut and the lift lines weren't bad. Later on it got c... Full review

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  • 3

    Avoid Ober between Christmas and New Years a.k.a Hell Week

    by TresHojas - 2nd January 2010

    Pros: Great tubing run and night sking

    Cons: Very congested during the day

    I brought my family and friends (4 adults and 3 kids) to ski on Dec 27th though the 30th. I was amazed at the long line of cars trying to enter the amuseme... Full review

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  • 4

    Nine hour drive+snow+mountains=Fun

    by Chad007 - 15th December 2009

    Pros: The slopes are fun

    Cons: 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 ... Full review

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  • 3

    Skiing the Smokies

    by Skiing420 - 17th March 2009

    Pros: Family friendly, location, local attractions

    Cons: Small, crowded, inexperienced skiers & boarders

    Great family oriented resort with numerous family attraction in the area. Many different type of lodging available in the area. The resort is small and ov... Full review

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  • 4

    Great Time

    by nawrocki - 23rd February 2009

    Pros: Some of the staff were very nice and the tubing was fun!

    Cons: Could have designed the slopes better.

    This was our first time at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and we found it to be a nice place to go. Some of the staff was very nice and helpful. We loved the ... Full review

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  • 1

    My worst experience so far

    by AmaSkiNC - 4th February 2009

    Pros: ski school instructors

    Cons: everything else

    This is a southern locale so tends to be icy. Can get crowded and with the occasional kamekaze skier/boarder it is downright dangerous. Good nightlife in th... Full review

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