Your Ultimate Guide to Ober Gatlinburg: All the Details for a Perfect Visit
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Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area is one of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg — and for good reason! No matter what season you visit, you will have a fantastic time. You can hit the slopes in the winter or splash around in the summer. We want to make sure you have the best time when you visit, so we’ve put together the ultimate guide for a perfect experience at Ober Gatlinburg.
About Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg is full of excitement for the whole family. It sits on a mountaintop high above Gatlinburg and offers four seasons of fun! There is ice skating, shopping, outdoor activities, dining, and more. The park itself is located at 1339 Ski Mountain Road in Gatlinburg. During inclement weather, Ski Mountain Road is only open to to vehicles with 4-wheel drive and/or chains. However, the best way to get to Ober Gatlinburg is the Aerial Tramway! The Aerial Tramway is located at 1001 Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Along your ride, you’ll soar high above Gatlinburg and get the best views of the Smoky Mountains. Ober Gatlinburg is open 7 days a week year-round, with the exception of a short period reserved for annual maintenance.
Things to Do at Ober Gatlinburg
Regardless of the season, Ober Gatlinburg has something for everyone. Spend the day having fun in the outdoors, shopping for souvenirs, or enjoying a delicious meal! Here are some of the best things to do at Ober Gatlinburg:
Ski Mountain Coaster: If you’re looking for a thrill, ride the Ski Mountain Coaster! This unique coaster lets you control your own speed, so you can go for a more scenic ride or as fast as 25 miles per hour.
Ice Bumper Cars & Ice Skating: Ice Bumper Cars offers a fun take on a classic attraction. Glide across the ice as you smash into other cars and spin around in circles! Ice Bumper Cars takes up about a third of the indoor ice rink, and the rest is available for ice skating. It’s great for cooling off on a hot summer’s day or getting into the winter spirit!
Alpine Slide: The Alpine Slide continues to be one of the most popular things to do at Ober. You’ll ride the Scenic Chairlift to the midway point, then the real adventure begins! Hop in a sled-like cart and control your own speed as you wind down an 1,800-foot track.
Wildlife Encounter: You don’t have to visit the national park for a chance to spot some wildlife! Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter is home to a black bear family, river otters, bobcats, turtles, and so much more.
Winter Activities: People love visiting Ober Gatlinburg during the winter season to hit the slopes! You can spend hours skiing or snowboarding — everyone from beginners to experts are welcome. You can even go snow tubing for more fun in the wintery weather!
Summer Tubing: One of the most popular seasonal activities is summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg! When this opens for the summer season, a special mat is placed along the lanes to imitate the feeling of compact snow so guests can fly down the hill over and over again!
Food: You’re bound to work up quite the appetite when you spend a day at Ober Gatlinburg. Luckily there are plenty of dining options right on site! Enjoy a delicious meal while admiring the view at the Seasons of Ober Restaurant, or grab a quick bite to eat at the Sidewalk Cafe. There are 7 different eateries at Ober Gatlinburg.
Shopping: You can shop until you drop at Ober Gatlinburg in more than 15 different shops! On the mountain, you can find a gift shop that is your one stop for the perfect souvenir, and a number of other shops full of apparel and toys. Ober also has some shops in downtown Gatlinburg, from a candy store to an art gallery!
Where to Stay in Gatlinburg
When you visit Ober Gatlinburg, you’re going to need a place to stay — and there is no better place than a Gatlinburg cabin. Gatlinburg cabins offer all the comforts of home in an unbeatable location. You’ll be just a short drive from Ober Gatlinburg and all of the other exciting attractions in Gatlinburg while still being able to enjoy the peace and quiet your cabin provides. Check out our Gatlinburg cabin specials to get the best deal on your stay!
Start planning your trip to explore everything that Ober Gatlinburg has to offer. Take a look at the best Gatlinburg cabins, and reserve your stay today!