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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: TresHojas - 2nd January 2010

  • 3
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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Great tubing run and night sking
Very congested during the day

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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 amusement park. I say amusement park because that is what Ober is. Ober is not set up to handle the 3000 plus daily visitors it received, but with patience, and some good advice, you can manage not to get mauled by the many inexperinced skiers that routinely crash into each other. First, if you want to bring your family for an awesome tubing time, make sure that you are waiting at the gate no later than 7:30am. The main gate opens at 8:00am, pay your $5 for parking, and head directly to the top of the hill. Once there, immediatley exit your vehicle, go into the front door and head to the back left of the building and get in line. Select the 1:00pm session (read below for further explanation). If you do not follow this advice, you will be number 300 in line by 8:15am and miss out on the tubing. By the way, make sure that your whole tubing party is with you or they will not be able to get a braclet and you woke up early for nothing. Second, if you want to do some family sking or serious sking, do not go during the morning session. You can't walk around the general area or ski without someone running into you. There is simply not enough room. Select the 3:00pm to 10:00pm session and take your time. The slopes will not clear up unitl 5:00pm. After 5:00pm, you finally have enough room to teach your kids how to ski without having to dodge the many, many, many out of control skiers. After 7:00pm, send the kids to bed, and ski to Ober Chute as many times as you can. It is one of the only 4400' runs that you can find in the south and it is the only reason worth going to Ober. Third, if you want to take group lessons, bring a snack and folding chair while you wait in line. Pay the $60 for a private lesson. Ask for T.J. Last, I suggest staying in a chalet as close to the park as possible. If not, make sure that you have plenty of gas to wait in line in your car. Would I go back to Ober again? If they would restrict the number of visitiors each day, then yes.

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  • 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...

  • Joe (2nd May 2018)

    If you enjoy sliding down 500 feet of ice, then this is the place for you!!! Rarely are the decent runs open,...

  • Chesney Bell (10th February 2018)

    My husband and I were excited to try out Ober's attractions. However once we paid to ride up everything outside except for...

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation