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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Tennessee: It Means Incredible Scenery At Ober Gatlinburg -


Skiing in Tennessee means Ober Gatlinburg, a family resort tucked into the Great Smoky Mountains near the border with North Carolina, an hour southeast of Knoxville.


Ober Gatlinburg has 10 ski trails served by 2 quad chairlifts, a double and a surface lift, a summit elevation of 3,300 feet, vertical drop of 500 feet, 100% snowmaking coverage, and night skiing on all trails.



The longest run is 5,000 feet, just under a mile, and terrain is weighted toward beginner/intermediate skiers and riders. There is a snow tubing park as well.


The ski area is on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with incredible mountain scenery. Operators realized that the alpine location had one drawback – the access up and down Mt. Harrison. So, they decided to install the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, completed Aug. 5, 1973. Two tram cars carry passengers from ample parking in Gatlinburg 2.1 miles to the ski area, avoiding the drive that operators describe as “slow” and “precarious.”


The tramway has transported millions passengers since it began operating in 1973. Service runs every 20 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.

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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