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“See the snow!”

Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area
Ranked #33 of 90 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Take the gondola to the top of Ober Gatlinburg after a big snow. It's breath takingly beautiful. You will see Tennessee snow in true form.

1  Thank Houston N
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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2015

We agree! It is quite beautiful. Please stop by and see us again soon!

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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Go by tram and not by car. This is a nice ride that will be very scenic and wonderful. Visit the shops, eat lunch, and ride back down. A great experience.

1  Thank Houston N
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Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A ten minute ride to the top of Gatlinburg, this team offers spectacular views of the mountains and Gatlinburg. The ride is smoothe and gentle. Travelers with strollers will have to fold them if the team is full.

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Reviewed December 5, 2014

The view is beautiful...our tram rider was funny...it is a definite "do" if you go to Gatlinburg! All in all, a nice ride.

1  Thank Dorene Z
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

OK, this may be the smallest ski resort I've ever seen with only 556' of vertical drop. Most of the snow is manufactured and there are way too many people on the slopes on a weekend. All that said, if you are in the area and need a ski/snowboarding fix, there it is. The facilities are decent and the town of Gatlinburg itself is nice, albeit a bit cheesy. Hollywood Wax Museum and an Aquarium (zero species from TN). Really?

Anyway, the location in the Smokey's is nice and people are very friendly. Just keep your expectations in check.

Tips: The parking situation at the ski resort can get jammed and you'll waste time in a line of cars going up the hill. Get there early (on a weekend) or in the afternoon on a weekday if there is fresh snow.

A better option if it's busy or there's fresh snow is to park below and take the Ober Gatlinburg Tram which adds $7 to your round trip (tram is $12 but you get a $5 discount on the lift ticket)

The lodge at the ski base has decent food options and some après action for a beer and music toward the end of the day.

3  Thank Peter L
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OberGatlinburg, Manager at Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2015

Thank you for your review. Please visit us again soon at Ober Gatlinburg!

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