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All the Info You Need to Know Before Going Gatlinburg Snow Tubing at Ober Mountain

Have you ever visited Ober Mountain in the winter? If you haven’t, you’ll definitely want to the next time you’re in the Smokies during this time of year! Ober Mountain Gatlinburg snow tubing is one of the most popular winter activities for locals and visitors in Gatlinburg, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it! Keep reading to learn everything you could possibly need to know about Gatlinburg snow tubing at Ober Mountain:

About Snow Tubing in Gatlinburg

Snow tubing in Gatlinburg is a fun activity for people of all ages! You’ll have a blast flying down the hill again and again during your riding period, and it’s just as fun making your way back up the hill!

During your 90-minute session time at Ober Mountain, you can experience all of the fun of tubing downhill in the snow without having to make the long hike up the mountain. After snow tubing down the hill, Ober Mountain’s “Magic Carpet” escalator will take you back to the top of the mountain so you can tube downhill over and over again.

The snow tubing hill at Ober Mountain features 10 lanes across a 350-foot hill, so you can race against friends and family as you speed downhill.

Wondering what it’s like to go snow tubing in Gatlinburg at Ober Mountain? Take a look at this video:

Ober Mountain Snow Tubing Hours

Ober’s snow tubing season beings mid to late November each year and runs until March. Tubing sessions last 90 minutes and are available throughout the day. Generally speaking, sessions take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. Keep in mind that the snow tubing sessions can be canceled and some session times fill up quicker than others.

To check availability times of a specific date, click here.

How to Buy Tickets for Gatlinburg Snow Tubing

snow tubingTickets for Gatlinburg snow tubing at Ober Mountain are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be purchased online or at the on-site ticket office.

Same-day tickets are sold at the snow tubing ticket office on the mountain. If you want to purchase tickets in advance, you can purchase them at the advance tubing ticket office in the Tramway Mall located downtown, the tubing ticket office on the mountain, or online.

Ober Snow Tubing Age Restrictions

Anyone ages 3+ can go snow tubing at Ober Mountain! To ride a snow tube alone, children must be at least 5 years old. Children ages 3-4 can ride with an adult. 

Gatlinburg Snow Tubing Prices

A young woman smiling while snow tubing at Ober GatlinburgPrices for Gatlinburg snow tubing depend on when you plan on going. For ages 5 and up on non-holiday weekdays, tickets are $35. On weekends and during holidays, tickets are $45. Guests who are ages 3 and 4 ride for free with a paid adult.

Ober Mountain snow tubing is a blast for small children all the way to older adults! You’ll all love feeling the wind in your face as you fly down the hill on your tube! To learn more about other things to do during the winter, look at all of the best attractions in Gatlinburg.


  • Avatar for Kristine Papp Meyers
    Kristine Papp Meyers

    What does on usually wear when tubing. We have never been in snow and live in FL and are unsure if we need a full snow suit.

    December 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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