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

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Have you ever visited Ober Gatlinburg 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 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 snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg:

Snow Tubing at Ober GatlinburgSnow tubing 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, 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 Gatlinburg’s “Magic Carpet” escalator will ride you back to the top of the mountain so you can tube downhill over and over again.

The snow tubing park at Ober Gatlinburg features 10 lanes across a 400-foot hill, so you can race against friends and family as you speed downhill.

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

Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing Hours

Ober’s snow tubing season will begin on November 20, 2021 and run through March 27, 2022. 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 Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing

Ober Gatlinburg is a great group activity

Tickets for snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg are sold on a first come, first served basis. They can be purchased online by clicking HERE or at the two on-site ticket offices.

Tickets cannot be sold over the phone due to guests being required to fill out liability forms.

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 or the tubing ticket office on the mountain.

Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing Age Restrictions

Anyone ages 3+ can go snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg! To ride a snow tube alone, children must be at least 6 years old and 42” tall. Children ages 3-5 can ride with an adult. 

Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing Prices

A young woman smiling while snow tubing at Ober GatlinburgPrices for snow tubing depend on when you plan on going. For ages 5 and up on non-holiday weekdays, tickets are $30. On weekends and during holidays, tickets are $35. Guests who are ages 3 and 4 ride for free with a paid adult.

Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing is a blast for small children all the way to older adults! You’ll all have a blast 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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