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Overview

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park may be known for their Aerial Tram, but they area also home to great southeastern skiing. The Resort offers 10 trails for skiing and snowboarding that are serviced by two quads, one double and one surface lift. The Tennessee resort has 100% snowmaking and offers a great equipment rental program. Ober Gatlinburg's Restaurant and Lounge provides a great meal under cathedral ceilings and in front of a large wood stove.

Where Is Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Located?

Ober Gatlinburg is located about 205 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, 197 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, and 220 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. Major airlines fly into the airports at these locations. Once in the area, you can either drive to the parking area or take the Tram from downtown Gatlinburg up to the ski resort.

Inside Scoop

If you are planning on being on the mountain for multiple days, Ober Gatlinburg offers overnight lockups for ski and snowboard equipment. There is a Snow Sports School for those wanting to learn to ski or board. The season for this resort is typically mid-December to early March. The mountain does offer some equipment rental.

Besides skiing and boarding, there are many other activities on the mountain since it’s a full amusement park, including ice skating, tubing, bumper cars, a mountain coaster and the alpine slide. The Wildlife Encounter showcases animals native to the Great Smoky Mountains. There are also many restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Restaurants

Breakfast Places

  • Crockett’s Breakfast Camp sits in a rustic cabin and specializes in Southern breakfasts. 1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is a local chain specializing in wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas. 714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Dinner

  • If you’ve worked up an appetite, be sure to swing by Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que and pig out on its hickory- and mesquite-smoked meats. 714 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Après/Nightlife

  • The Rampant Lion has an amazing selection of drinks, including a great wine and whiskey list. 734 Powdermill Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

10"
6"
4"
2"
0"
0.2"
Nov
0.9"
Dec
8"
Jan
6"
Feb
1"
Mar
0"
Apr
Beginners Runs
20%
Intermediate Runs
60%
Advanced Runs
20%
Runs in Total
10
Longest Run
1 mi
Skiable Terrain
32 ac

Total Lifts: 4

Quad Chairs
2
Double Chairs
1
Surface Lifts
1

Elevation

Base
2700'
Summit
3300'
Vertical Drop
600'

Important Dates

December 09, 20232023/12/09
Projected Opening
March 31, 20242024/03/31
Projected Closing
94
Projected Days Open
83
Days Open Last Year
49
Years Open
35"
Average Snowfall
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