Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area

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Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area

Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area
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Trams • Amusement & Theme Parks • Ski & Snowboard Areas
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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From downtown Gatlinburg, hop on to the 120 passenger aerial tramway for a ride to this ski area with a 600-foot vertical drop, nine beautiful trails and an amusement park complete with indoor ice skating, wildlife encounter, Alpine Slide, water rides and more.
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Maria G
Miami, FL113 contributions
Dec 2021
It was a great place to enjoy with family for the day. We enjoyed Ice Skating and Snow tubing (need to reserve months in advance for the tubing). The only negative comment was that the restrooms are not cleaned enough with the amount of people in the location.
Written January 27, 2022
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We are so glad you had a good time visiting Ober Gatlinburg! We appreciate your feedback and will pass this information along.
Written January 27, 2022
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Happy_Couple022512
LUTZ118 contributions
Jan 2022
While the facilities are a bit dated, we really enjoyed all Ober had to offer. We booked our tubing ticketss in advance which I strngly recommend. They were sold out when we arrived. We also pre-purchased the tramway tickets. The whole process getting up the mountain was smooth and beautiful views.
The snow tubing is fun! The process getting back up to the top is slow. I can imagine in busy season the lines are very long. All of the staff are friendly and helpful.
We ice skated as well. The price is great since it includes skate rental and you can skate as long as you like.
We did not try any of the food as we wanted to eat in town. They will give you water at the concession at no cost.
Overall this is a great attraction for all family members. I would like to try the skiiing and snowboarding another time.
Written January 24, 2022
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We are so glad your family had so much fun during your visit to Ober Gatlinburg! We hope that you will join us again in the future for Skiing and Snowboarding!
Written January 27, 2022
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Jennifer H
3 contributions
Jan 2022
I took the tram up the mountain and back downtown. A pleasant trip without too many people (function of the time of year and cold weather). The parking was reasonable for the off season although I can't imagine that there is enough if you are heading there in the high season. I went out of curiosity as opposed to going specifically for tubing or skiing. The day wasn't ideal for either of those, so I decided to ice skate. You can't beat the price for skating and rentals, although the rental skates are definitely being used beyond their normal life span. I had to swap skates out twice in order to get a pair that were sharp enough to actually skate. No wonder so many people were wiping out left and right. There are a number of shops and places sit and eat while watching the slopes or the skating rink. There's also an awesome puzzle shop if you enjoy putting puzzles together.
Written January 23, 2022
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We are so glad you enjoyed your time Ice Skating here at Ober Gatlinburg! We are actively working on replacing the entirety of our inventory of Ice Skates.
Written January 27, 2022
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cyndi j
Anniston, AL21 contributions
Jan 2022
We love going up on the tram. We had a great guide going up. I wish I could remember the guys name. Surfer guy from Florida. really funny and a great time. Plus we got awesome veteran discounts!
Written January 21, 2022
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We are so glad you had such a great experience riding the Aerial Tramway!
Written January 27, 2022
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Lorena76red
Augusta, GA45 contributions
Jan 2022
Area is nice, indoor area and restaurant is a bit run down and dated. The parking lot is very small and gets full quick then you have to pay for the tram ride to be able to go up. We made it on top on one evening, paid $10 daily parking for like 1 hr of just checking the place out. Overall, is a bit disorganized, with the parking situation, dated facilities etc.. not going to visit again unless tubing or skiing ( btw they should have free tram ride for people who bought tickets for tubing or skiing lessons). It takes a good 10 min drive to get to the top then the parking is full and have to take another 10 min drive back then in line to take the tram... may need 1-2 hrs before your tubing session..so you can make it in time..yep..not ok. Improvements are needed.

PS little snow area for the kids was a joke..that should def be free and not $10, unless there is really a better designated area for little ones to play...that 30feet area or snow does not justify the price.
Written January 20, 2022
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We are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your visit to Ober Gatlinburg. Unfortunately, our parking on the mountain is limited and tends to fill up quickly on weekends and during busy holiday periods. You can check https://twitter.com/obergatlinburg for parking updates. We also place signage on Ski Mountain Road informing guests when our mountain lots are full. We are sorry you found our prices to be too high, we try to keep them competitive with other attractions in our area.
Written January 20, 2022
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ukcats77
Lawrenceburg, KY84 contributions
Jan 2022
We used the tram to go downtown and back. While the thrill of the ride is noted, the rest is not. Loading of the tram was a mess. Hint- once you get past the door to the platform, it's every man for himself for the doors. OK for the type "A"s out there, but not for most. . The 1st trip had about 1 out of 5 totally unmasked. Perhaps not even that in spite of signs, announcements and being packed in.. Can you say "COVID Petri dish? The return trip was at least more compliant. $10 parking. $22 ticket cost pp. Coupons are out there.
Written January 16, 2022
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We are very sorry you were not completely satisfied with your ride on the Aerial Tramway. Weekends and Holiday Periods are the busiest times for us. It is currently a requirement for all guests on the Aerial Tramway to wear a mask and this information will be passed onto management.
Written January 20, 2022
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BCSE20
Orlando, FL15 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Today your parking lot was full, which we understand. My wife decided she just wanted to drop my son and I off at the top with our skis and then go back down the mountain. I explained this to one of your parking attendants who said that would not be a problem. Then, when we got to the gate house, the other attendant refused to let us do that. How is that logical? We are incensed by your asinine attendants!! Common sense people!! Come on! Instead, I had to get on a bus with my skis and my son had to lug his snowboard onto your cramped bus and ride up. Then when I approached Guest Services about it, they refused to help later. Let’s use our brains folks!
Written January 15, 2022
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We are so sorry you were disappointed while visiting Ober Gatlinburg. Please reach out to us at fun@obergatlinburg.com so we can learn more about your experience.
Written January 20, 2022
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Valerie G
North Port, FL72 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Ober was one of the highlights of our vacation to Gatlinburg. My family of 5 did the 90 minute snow tubing. Being from southwest Florida, the kids had never seen snow before.

For us 90 minutes was the perfect amount of time. They have an automated hill that pulls you to the top of the snow tubing lanes. Staff was wonderful and the other guests we happened to meet were kind and friendly.

If you want to take the tram up the mountain, make sure to GPS the tram and not actual Ober. The GPS took us all the way up the mountain, which is not an easy drive.

We would definitely come back to Ober on future trips.
Written January 11, 2022
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We are so glad you had such a great time visiting Ober Gatlinburg!
Written January 11, 2022
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Mlr1422
5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We booked snow tubing and the tram tickets a month before our trip and that should have been a warning of things to come it was very difficult to order the tickets. Our snow tube pass was 5-630. We arrived at Ober at 4 to take the tram up. We had to wait 30 minutes to get onto the tram. Once we were on the tram it was packed, literally no one could move. Once everyone was on we waited another 15 minutes before the tram operator even came into the tram. We were excited about the hour and a half snow tubing until we saw everyone else who had that time frame. We went a total of 3 times in an hour in a half, 3 times! Highly disappointed. I asked one of the employees how many people are in each session and they said 150. Highly disappointing. After are horrible tubing experience we headed back to the tram to go back into town. The line was even longer than coming up. The tram and snow tubing were not run efficiently. This was the worst experience of our otherwise amazing trip to the Gatlinburg area. I would suggest avoiding Ober at all costs and find other places and activities to visit while in Gatlinburg.
Written January 6, 2022
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We are so sorry you were disappointed in your visit to Ober Gatlinburg. Please reach out to us at fun@obergatlinburg.com
Written January 11, 2022
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Desiree H
Ocoee, FL1 contribution
Dec 2021
Nancy at Guest Services was SUPER helpful at our recent visit. She explained how we could switch some tickets to activities suited for our large party with varying age groups. She was patient with us even on a busy day.
Written January 5, 2022
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Thank you for your review and for visiting Ober Gatlinburg! We will pass this on,
Written January 11, 2022
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