Adventure Awaits at Ober Gatlinburg
From hiking the trails of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to ziplining across treetops, there’s opportunity for adventure around every corner in Gatlinburg. There isn’t a bad time of year to visit Gatlinburg, as most attractions are open year-round. Whether you want to ski in the winter or make a splash at a water park, you can find it all in the Gatlinburg area. Ober Gatlinburg is known for outdoor adventure and activity through all four seasons.
Things to Do at Ober Gatlinburg
A must-visit when you come to Gatlinburg is Ober Gatlinburg. Brimming with activities and attractions for all ages, year-round, there’s so much to do here. This mountain-top attraction is not just a ski and snowboard destination in Gatlinburg, but also an amusement park with plenty to do.
Winter and fall are the best time of year to visit the area. Fall showcases mesmerizing views of the scenery as the leaves begin to change. When the temperature really drops, visit Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s top-rated ski, snowboard and snow tubing destination.
Ski/snowboard season begins in mid-December and lasts until mid-March. Novice skiers and snowboarders should take advantage of the lessons available, while those who are more advance will love the conditions on the mountain provided by Ober Gatlinburg’s snow making.
Spend your spring break or summer vacation at Ober Gatlinburg. Race a friend down the 1,800-foot-long Alpine Slide or face breathtaking speeds along the Mountain Coaster. The warm weather is also the perfect time of year to try out the new rock wall, get lost in the Amaze’N Maze or have some fun on the rides and slides at Kiddie Land.
No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll want to take in the spectacular views from the Scenic Chairlift. Ober Gatlinburg also feature the Wildlife Encounter where you can meet native wildlife, including black bears, river otters, birds and more.
Ober Gatlinburg also hosts a number of events year-round, including OktOBERfest, MayFest, Saturdays in Summer and more to celebrate the holiday season.
Ober Gatlinburg Restaurants
While there are plenty of restaurants near Ober Gatlinburg, you won’t need to leave the mountain to eat. Ober Gatlinburg has two main restaurants and other eateries that can satisfy any appetite.
Perfect for the whole family, Seasons of Ober Gatlinburg features traditional fare from a seasonally inspired menu. Enjoy hand-cut steaks, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, Southern favorites and more. As you dine, take in the fantastic views of Ober Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains from the restaurant’s large windows. Seasons of Ober Gatlinburg also features a stage and dance floor, perfect for listening and dancing to one of the live performances.
The Loft Lounge at Ober Gatlinburg offers the best selection of beer and spirits in the area. Unwind with a cold craft beer, a cocktail made with top-shelf spirits or a glass of wine. In addition to beer, wine and spirits, The Loft also serves bar bites, including chicken wings, fried green tomatoes, cheese sticks and other shareable appetizers and snacks.
You can find burgers, pizza and more at the Sidewalk Café, or browse the array of food offerings at The Market. When it’s time for dessert, try a piece of homemade fudge from the Fudge Shop.
Shopping at Ober Gatlinburg
If your idea of adventure involves a little retail therapy, visit the shops at Ober Gatlinburg. There are several shops on-site at Ober Gatlinburg. Before you hit the slopes, find everything you need for outdoor fun at Ski Mountain Sports. Shop apparel, souvenirs and more at Slopeside Apparel & Gifts and Galleria Gift Shop. The kids can find plenty to keep them amused at O’Bears Playhouse. Ober Gatlinburg also has The Leather Shop, Beer Necessities and Family Crest where you can find a one-of-a-kind item.
Ober Gatlinburg Tickets
Ober Gatlinburg offers guests seasonal wristbands that cover a range of activities. There are also non-wristband activities and attraction tickets available for purchase. Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are not covered with a wristband and have an additional fee.
The wristband covers an array of seasonal activities. Wristbands are $22 for adults and $19 for children ages 5–11. Ober Gatlinburg wristbands provide unlimited use of for the select activities and attractions.
Attraction tickets are $3.50 each, or you can buy a book of 10 tickets for $31.50.
AAA and AARP members can earn a discount on Aerial Tram tickets.
Active duty and retired military and their families can also receive discounts on Aerial Tram tickets, ski tickets and ski equipment rentals.
More Information about Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg is located at 1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, in downtown Gatlinburg.
Getting to Ober Gatlinburg
There are two ways to get to Ober Gatlinburg. Drive up Ski Mountain Road or take the convenient tram.
Driving is only open to vehicles with 4-wheel drive and/or drive chains. Parking is limited and cost $5 per standard vehicle.
Riding the tram is the easiest way to get to Ober Gatlinburg, and showcases fantastic views of the area. Parking near the tram is $5 per standard vehicle.
Ober Gatlinburg is located right off the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Those staying in a hotel in downtown Gatlinburg can walk to the tramway or take the trolley.
Ober Gatlinburg is open seven days a week, year-round. Ober Gatlinburg’s hours vary depending on the activity and attraction. Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions. Visit OberGatlinburg.com for weekly operating hours.