Snowflakes fall across the mountaintops as a steamy hot tub beckons you to relax at your cabin rental in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This winter, consider planning a memorable vacation in the snowcapped Great Smoky Mountains. From Appalachian restaurants and country shops to family-friendly attractions and adventures in the national park, you’re sure to have plenty to do with friends and family. Plus, it’s the perfect season to plan for snowy fun together!
On top of the BIG Winterfest event — a celebration of winter in the Smokies with 1,000s of twinkling lights and Smoky Mountain Christmas decorations, magical parades, and wintry fun for all ages throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville — there are several places to check out the snowfall or play in the snow. When it snows in the Smoky Mountains, it’s absolutely breathtaking, so we’ve come up with the top spots to see snow around Pigeon Forge to help you get the best winter experience!
Best Places to Experience Snow Around Pigeon Forge
Your Cabin Rental
Spending your winter or holiday vacation at a Pigeon Forge, TN, cabin rental is great fun with family and friends! It’s your best chance to see snow in the Smoky Mountains. Who knows? You might even get to experience a cozy white Christmas with a crackling fireplace, steamy hot tub, and stunning mountain views.
Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark
Featuring the largest outdoor snow tubing hill in Tennessee, Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark is a winter favorite. Ride the magic carpet conveyors to the top of the hillside and zoom 500 feet to the bottom — with a 70-foot drop! While it may not be snow from the sky, it is 100% natural, so the experience is real.
Pigeon Forge Snow
America’s first indoor snow park welcomes you to experience snow year-round in Pigeon Forge! There are 15 snow tubing lanes, a snow play area to build first and make snow angels, and a snack bar to keep everyone energized for more snowy activities. No matter the season, you can always play in the snow at this one-of-a-kind park.
Ober Gatlinburg blows snow every year to create a ski, snowboard, and snow tubing paradise for winter enthusiasts in the Smokies. The start of ski season depends on the temperature of the mountain, but once they cover the mountain in powdery snow, you can ski, snowboard, and snow tube down the mountainside well into the new year!
Gatlinburg Space Needle
Elevated 360 views of falling snow and blanketed mountains, attractions, shops, and eateries can be seen atop the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Even the elevators are glass to give you a fulfilling experience. And if you’re up for more fun indoors, there’s an arcade, pizzeria, and magic show.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Natural snow is gorgeous in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You might even spot rabbit or fox tracks through the forest. Our favorite spots to check out the snow in the national park have to be Newfound Gap and Cades Cove, great places to take a scenic drive through the snow — with safety precautions, of course!