Ober Gatlinburg is an amusement park and ski resort that will be open for its 55th year in 2016. Located above (yes, above) Gatlinburg, Tennessee Ober Gatlinburg is but an aerial tram (cable car) ride up the mountain. The year round attraction features one of the Southeast's best skiing destinations, a recently added tubing area (lots of fun!), and a restaurant and lounge.
The ski slopes feature 9 trails with two quads - one double and one surface lift - all serviced by snow machines. As soon as the temperature reaches freezing levels, the snow starts falling, and keeps falling right into early spring. Beginners and experts will surely have a great time.
The Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing park offers some interesting fun for people of all ages and sizes. Just sit on the tube and hang on!
Tubers must be at least 6 years old and 42" tall to participate. Waivers must be signed by everyone. Children ages 3 - 5 can ride with an adult. A word of advice, however... get there early as tickets sell out fast. During season, you can ride 7 days a week.
Though snow sports is the main attraction on top of the Ober Gatlinburg mountain, there are other interesting things you can do. The aerial tramway offers a 2-mile ride from downtown Gatlinburg TN and gives you an outstanding view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Tickets are $8.50 - $10. In summer, you can take an 1,800-foot ride down the wet and wild Alpine Slide, slicing through the woods and ski trails. Tickets are $7.00 a person.
If ice-skating is your calling, then check out Ober Gatlinburg's huge indoor ice arena. At just $9.00 per 3-hour session (including skate rental), it's one of the best bargains on the mountain.
How about the Wildlife Encounter? Get an exciting and educational look at the area's popular animals - like black bears, raccoons, flying squirrels, skunks, turtles and snakes. Kids really love this one! Especially when they come upon the otters at the underwater viewing area. Rates are just $4 per person.
You can get lost at the Amaze 'n Maze, ride an old-fashioned carnival carousel ride, spin down the winding 600-foot Blue Cyclone Rapids water slide, let the kids explore tunnels and swinging bridges at Kiddie Land and Kiddie Rides, play a round of mini golf, get lost in the Bungee Run and Arcade, or speed down Ober Gatlinburg's Lightnin' Raft Ride.
What's for lunch? Enjoy pizza, burgers, and sandwiches at the Sidewalk Cafe, Snack Bar and The Market. Moreover, a visit to the Fudge Shop is a must.
Ober Gatlinburg is one awesome theme park and ski resort. Fun can be had by all ages. With about $500 a family of four can have one of the best weekends of their lives at Ober Gatlinburg! Bring $750, and you'll never forget your trip. What's keeping you?
For more information about Ober Gatlinburg, including ski conditions and rates, visit the Ober Gatlinburg website.
No experience in the Smoky Mountains should be without a few nights stay in a cabin. And, Gatlinburg has plenty of them. Select from a variety of sizes, amenities and locations. Find a cozy, rustic, or luxury cabin rental in Gatlinburg here.
There are thousands of hotel and motel rooms in Gatlinburg. Problem is they all fill up fast. Book early for the best rooms and locations. From in-town and off the street to budget and semi luxury. Select a room with a fireplace or creek-side balcony.
Finding food is as simple as walking down town. Plenty of restaurants line Gatlinburg's main strip. Eat BBQ, steak, Italian, Mexican, and more. Check out the coffee shops, deli's and breweries. Family dining in our Southern restaurants.
A walk around the main strip in town will probably be your first introduction to this unique mountain village. After that, the sky is the limit. Gatlinburg offers so many things to do. Hike the Smokies, visit a brewery, shop the galleries and malls... dining, arts and crafts, picnics...
From Ripley's museums, a mountain coaster, and hillbilly golf to Ober Gatlinburg, the space needle, and zip lines. Gatlinburg has it all! If playing is your thing, you won't be disappointed. So, grab your family, grab your plastic, and get ready to have some fun, fun, fun!
Looking for that romantic wedding in an enchanted forest? You've come to the right place. Gatlinburg has several wedding chapels, and a number of honeymoon cabins. Sky lift, Chapel at the Park, Space Needle, Creek Bridge, and Gazebo are all Gatlinburg wedding options.