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

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Elevation

  • 3300ft
    Summit
  • 600ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 2700ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    20%

  • Intermediate Runs

    60%

  • Advanced Runs

    20%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    10

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    1 mi

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/10/202003/17/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    83
  • Projected Days Open
    94
  • Years Open
    45
  • Average Snowfall
    35"

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Terrain

Ober Gatlinburg offers 38 skiable acres with an average snowfall of 35 inches. The top elevation is 3,300 feet with a base elevation of 2,700 feet. Total vertical drop is 500 feet. The longest run is 0.94 miles, and the total breakdown of trail difficulty is 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced. Besides the 10 trails, there is one terrain park. Look for the orange oval for the freestyle skiing areas. All trails are maintained with the latest technology snow-grooming equipment.

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.

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

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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Reviews

Cassandra
1st March 20203
Ober Gatlinburg is kind of a mixed bag. The rentals, lessons, and lift tickets are cheap compared to other resorts and mountains,...Full review
Jenna undefined
23rd February 20202
The biggest complaint that the park should really have more beginner areas. Even the ski school area is so small and so...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

    1001 Parkway

    37738 Gatlinburg

    Tennessee

    United States


    Phone: (865) 436-5423

    fun@obergatlinburg.com

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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