We are sure that you would rather spend more time on the slopes than in line for the lifts, and Ober Gatlinburg has you covered. With nine tails serviced by two quads, one double, and one surface lift, you will definitely get the chance to spend some serious time on the slopes! The state-of-the-art snowmaking system covers 100 percent of their trails.
Striving to enrich their guest’s experience, Ober added a freestyle terrain park in 2010, and in 2011 doubled the number of rails and boxes. The variance of snow features, such as table tops and spines, ensures that your snowboarding or skiing experience is one of a kind! The park crew keeps the grounds freshly groomed throughout the day and works hard to make sure you have a great time on your winter vacation.
New to the world of winter sports? Let the experts at Ober Gatlinburg coach you to a great ride at the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center! The professionals on hand are trained through the American Teaching System and emphasize fun and safety during your lessons. Beginners will learn the techniques of gliding, slowing down, stopping and turning. All instructors are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America, and, to ensure everyone’s safety, one beginner lesson is mandatory of first time skiers and snowboarders.
Don’t own your skiing or snowboarding equipment? No problem! Ober Gatlinburg offers you and your family 1,800 sets of skis and 400 snowboards for rent. The rental shop employees will ensure your equipment is properly fitted before sending you on your way. In addition to skis and snowboards, the rental shop also offers pants, jackets and helmets.
If snowboarding or skiing isn’t your thing, hit the slopes in another way by snow tubing! Great for everyone ages three and older, snow tubing is like sledding without the long walk back up the hill. Sessions are an hour and thirty minutes long and sell out quickly, so arrive early to snag you and your family’s spot!
After a day on the slopes, you and your family will be tired and ready for refreshment. Hit the eateries for a burger, slice of pizza, sandwich or cinnamon roll to quench your appetite. Grab a Pepsi or a hot chocolate and make sure you stop by the Fudge Shop for a taste of Ober’s homemade fudge!
Skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg is fun for everyone. This top of the line winter sport spot is the ideal day trip for a family or couple while on your Smoky Mountain vacation. Return to your Pigeon Forge cabin, light a fire, and reflect on all of the good times you had at Ober Gatlinburg!