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Ober Gatlinburg

Snow Sports Area
Ober Gatlinburg lodge and front side slopes – Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is your best choice for skiing in the Southeast! Why? With nine trails serviced by two quads, one double and one surface lift, you are sure to spend more time on the slopes than in line for the lifts.

We offer terrain for all abilities, from a beginner experiencing the joy of snow sports for the first time, to a seasoned expert hitting the moguls and terrain park. With our state-of-the-art snowmaking system, as soon as temperatures drop the snow guns go on. Ober Gatlinburg offers 100% snowmaking on all of our slopes.

Don’t have your own equipment? Ober Gatlinburg has a rental fleet of 1,800 pairs of shaped skis and 300 snowboards, and our trained staff will get you set up and ready to hit the slopes. Renting at Ober doesn’t just mean skis and snowboards, our rental shop also offers ski pants, jackets, and helmets.

Ober Gatlinburg offers more than just winter sports. We have an Aerial Tramway, indoor ice skating rink, alpine slide, scenic chair lift, Wildlife Encounter, and many other attractions for a year-round mountain of family fun.

Best Access and Parking Area

Guests can park at our downtown and ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway up to the resort and enjoy a beautiful ride through the skies over Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Parking downtown and at the resort is $5.

How to Get There

To the Aerial Tramway:

1001 Parkway - Downtown Gatlinburg at Parkway traffic light #9.

To Ski Resort and Amusement Park:

Turn at Parkway traffic light #10, Ski Mountain Rd, from Downtown Gatlinburg. Follow double yellow line approximately 3 miles to the top of Ski Mountain Rd. until it dead ends at Ober Gatlinburg.

Rules and Regulations

All skis and snowboards must have metal edges. Skis must have bindings with brakes and snowboards must have leashes.

Snow Sports Area By the Numbers

  • Elevation - 3,300 (top), 2,700 (base)
  • Runs - 9
  • Longest Run - 3,800 feet long, 556 feet vertical drop
  • Lifts - 2 quad, 1 double, 1 surface
  • Average Snowfall - 30 inches
  • Snowmaking - 100%
  • Terrain Park - yes
  • Tubing - yes

Trail System

Trails groomed nightly, with the exception of Mogul Ridge.

9 runs - 2 beginner, 5 intermediate, 2 expert.


Approximate Operating Season

mid-December to mid-March

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