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Reviews for Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Cassandra - 1st March 2020

  • 3
  • 1Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Cheap and the only resort in TN
Too many beginners

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Ober Gatlinburg is kind of a mixed bag. The rentals, lessons, and lift tickets are cheap compared to other resorts and mountains, but you’re getting exactly what you pay for.... I actually got on a snowboard for the first time here, and at the price of $20 for a lesson you can’t expect much. I learned some really small basic things, but the lesson was over in an hour. After that, I felt like the beginner area was so crowded I just decided to call it quits. There were so many people that it was hard to move 5ft without someone cutting me off, and they didn’t teach me anywhere near enough to go on a slope. I ended up going to CO in January and my instructors told me they didn’t feel like I’d learned much of anything.. So after my experience here, I definitely wouldn’t recommend Ober Gatlinburg to someone who really wants to learn how to Ski or Snowboard. But, if you know what you’re doing and already have your equipment it won’t break your bank to go.

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  • Adriana Waters (23rd January 2021)

    Lines to enter did not seem organized. Appeared to do a lot of unnecessary waiting. Parking super small so forced to be...

  • Cora Turner (11th January 2021)

    7 out of 10 things are unavailable, pricing for cheap old used crap is rediculous, hours are deceiving, the lines are longer...

  • Cassandra (1st March 2020)

    Ober Gatlinburg is kind of a mixed bag. The rentals, lessons, and lift tickets are cheap compared to other resorts and mountains,...

  • Jenna (23rd February 2020)

    The biggest complaint that the park should really have more beginner areas. Even the ski school area is so small and so...

  • Tom Degnan (31st January 2019)

    You know I read these bad reviews about the skiing and considering the warm temps and lack of snow this year I...

  • Joshua (2nd January 2019)

    Was cursed out by employees after asking if they sometimes have snow tubing cancellations daily. Was told we couldn't buy attraction tickets...

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