Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Gatlinburg is home to Tennessee’s only ski resort. Hop on the tram from downtown or drive on up to Ober Gatlinburg for some big air. If you’re looking for fun winter sports, look no further than Ober Gatlinburg! Whether you’re a veteran skier or a first-timer, you’ll have the time of your life on the slopes.


Welcome to Ober Gatlinburg

From December through March, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is alive with speed and color, as skiers hit the slopes. Take the tramway for a scenic two-mile trek to the top of Mount Harrison, right from downtown. No skis? No snowboard? No problem. Gatlinburg skiing equipment rentals are available in the rental shop.

All skill levels and love for beginners

Whether you’re a veteran skier or snowboarder or a first-timer, Ober Gatlinburg is the perfect place to give it a try. Certified ski instructors will guide you through the basics. Skiers and snowboarders are welcome to take a refresher course or try more advanced courses. Just hop on one of three chairlifts, and hit the slopes.

Beginners will want to try their first runs on the Ski School Slope and Cub Way. Intermediate skiers are invited to try the Ober Chute, Bear Run, Castle Run and Alpine Run Trails. Advanced skiers will enjoy the challenges of Grizzly Trail and Mogul Ridge.

Night ski

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. All the slopes are lit for Gatlinburg skiing at night. Skiers can relax at the apres-ski lounge, savor a delicious hot meal in the restaurant or grab a quick snack at the food court.

Tubing it

Ober Gatlinburg features a 9-lane, 400-foot snow tubing park with a 50-foot vertical drop. Tubing today is even better than you remember it–on a much bigger hill with its own Magic Carpet lift. This $1.5 million-dollar facility is one of the finest in the south, with the capacity to host 150 visitors per session and 100 percent snow-making coverage. There are no special skills or equipment required–just a sense of adventure!

Skate away

Skate year-round on Ober Gatlinburg’s huge, 140′ X 75′ indoor ice arena, the centerpiece of Ober Gatlinburg’s massive, enclosed mall. With over 400 pairs of rental skates available for men, women and children, you can skate away an hour or an afternoon.