Gatlinburg is a top ski destination in the Southern Appalachians. It receives typically 40" - 60" of annual snowfall. Most slopes are open for about 130 days. If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, then you have to visit Gatlinburg's top ski slope, Ober Gatlinburg!
You can also check out nearby slopes at Appalachian Ski Mountain, Ski Beech Resort, Cataloochee Ski Area, Ski Sapphire Valley, Sugar Mountain Resort, and Wolf Ridge Resort.
The 2010/11 season saw the rapidly growing park doubled the number of rails and boxes, and has a team of workers that ensure the snow is kept at the best possible levels.
With slopes like Castle Run, Mogul Ridge, and Alpine Way, Ober Gatlinburg's park is renowned nationwide as one of the best.
If you don't have your own ski or snow boarding equipment, you can rent from more than 1,800 pairs of skis and 300 snowboards.
The sport's clothing can also be had at the rental shop, though I would recommend you bring your own as securing a complete getup can set you back $50.
If you are new to the sport, Ober Gatlinburg offers a team of professional ski instructors that can teach you everything from gliding and slowing down to stopping and turning.
At the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center, you'll have a blast learning how to ski or snow board. The center is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
There is also a special "Cubbies Snow Zone" for the tater tots!
Ski Patrollers are always on duty to protect you. The park's 60 paid and volunteer Patrollers at Ober Gatlinburg provide ski and snow boarding safety.
Rates for skiing and snowboarding are reasonably priced at $30 - $47 for Friday - Sunday day sessions (adults), and just $15 for night sessions (Monday - Friday). Group rates apply for groups of 15 or more. Tubing sessions of 1 and 1/2 hour are $25 but it will be money well spent!
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.