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Chair Lift Selection

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Chair Lift Selection

Can anyone compare the chair lift experience at Ober Gatlinburg with the SkyLift Gatlinburg? We want to do the Aerial Tram at Ober and were thinking about doing the SkyLift Gatlinburg, but I'm wondering if we should just do the chair lift at Ober since we'll be right there. Can anyone tell me pros and cons of the two scenic chairlifts? We will be there next week. Thanks!

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The sky lift in G'Burg gives nice views of the city. I like it around dusk as the lights are coming on but still light enough to see the mountains in the background. I've never taken the Ober lift all the way up as we always got off about halfway to ride the bobsleds. My guess is the view from the top would be similar to a good view from Clingman's dome or some of the other locations along Newfound gap. I'm not sure how much of Gatlinburg you will see from there.

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Both views are ok but you can basically drive your car up to the top at either location for free and see the same view.

Campbell Lead Rd goes right past the upper terminal of Sky Lift and Ski View Dr goes just above the top of the Ober chair lift..

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I personally like the Sky Lift better. The views on either are great, but the tram is enclosed and feels like riding an elevator. I like the open bench of the Sky Lift.

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The chair lift at Ober seems a lot steeper to me and the views at the top are beautiful. We go to the top and then on the way down, take the Alpine Slide - they are lots of fun. The one in Gatlinburg has the beautiful views of the city. They are different and both are great.

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