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Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort


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Slopes Length Drop
Alpine Way 2900' / 884m 279' / 85m
Upper Bear Run 3200' / 975m 393' / 120m
Lower Bear Run 1600' / 488m 160' / 49m
Castle Run 1900' / 579m 163' / 50m
Cub Way 2300' / 701m 163' / 50m
Grizzly 3800' / 1158m 556' / 170m
Mogul Ridge 300' / 90m 235' / 72m
Ober Chute 4400' / 1340m 556' / 170m












Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Airlines operating from Charlotte include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, United Express and US Airways and US Airways Express
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 
Airlines (domestic service major and national) operating from Atlanta include AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, GeorgiaSkies, Frontier, Midwest, Northwest, Spirit, United and US Airways

Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek



44 luxuriously, individually appointed suites.  Spa and restaurant on site.



Extra person charges may apply 


$165 and up


Holiday Inn Club Vacations Gatlinburg-Smoky Mountain



Located by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, our lodge-inspired vacation rentals include villas and suites with free access to the pools and Fitness Center.

Extra person charges may apply



$125 and up



Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg Downtown Convenient locations with complimentary Internet access, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center.  Extra person charges may apply $89 and up 
  • Additional lodging options available in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  • Many dining options available in Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

  • Replacement of snow making pipe in the area of the Terrain Park

  • Red Lift cable replacement

  • Ski School area expansion and regrading.

  • The rental shop has added 50 new Head snowboards with rocker technology, 100 pairs of freestyle bindings, 120 pairs of snowboard boots, 50 pairs of Head BYS skis.







Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park had its beginnings as the Gatlinburg Ski Resort in 1961. The Aerial Tramway, which was constructed in 1973, and the Ski Resort became Ober Gatlinburg in 1975 eventually becoming the year round attraction it is today. located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is within a day's drive of 50% of the population of the United States. Family-owned and operated, Ober Gatlinburg continues to grow. A state-of-the art Snow Tubing Park opened in January 2009 and a Freestyle Terrain Park was added for the 2009-2010 season. Ober Gatlinburg is not only a ski resort, but an all seasons amusement park as well. Other off-the-slope activities include indoor ice-skating, bungee tower, alpine slide and much more. TripAdvisor voted Ober Gatlinburg the #2 Winter Ski Vacation Rental Destination in the US for the 2011/2012 season.

Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts5
Lifts-Total lift capacity6000/hr
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation2700'
General-Vertical drop600'
General-Mountain rangeSmoky Mountains
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds38 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: short lines, great staff, excellent trails, skiing south of the Mason Dixon Line

Cons: none this ski resort is the best in Tennessee,,,,

Ober Gatlinburg is an outstanding ski resort that people living in the south (I am from SE Florida) can enjoy during the ski season.  The drive from West Palm Beach, FL to Gatlinburg is about 12 hours and it's worth every minute in the car to get to ski this resort.


Ober Gatlinburg is a great size mountain to learn and grow on.  I have three children and they have all developed their skiing skills on the trails at Ober.  This will be our third season skiing at Ober Gatlinburg and we will continue to come back for many years to come.


The staff and management at Ober Gatlinburg is beyond compare.  Everyone is very hospitable and you feel like they really care about your experience while at the resort.  Last season (2011-2012) was not too great with the weather's lack of cooperation (opening day was January 3, 2012).  However, Ober Gatlinburg offered all season pass holders (which I am one of) a 50% discount on the purchase of a 2012-2013 season pass.  I of course have the pass for this year and am looking forward to an excellent two weeks of skiing this winter break.


If you happen to miss being at Ober during the ski season the resort has just as many activities during the other seasons as well.


So, as the title states Ober Gatlinburg ROCKS, and I strongly suggest anyone within a days drive of this resort take the time and give Ober a try.....


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