Gatlinburg Sets Historical Record for First Time in 20 Years

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With freezing temperatures making their way to the Smoky Mountains, Ober Gatlinburg is set to open ski slopes in November. Scheduled to open as early as noon on Friday, November 29, Ober Gatlinburg will be up and running for anyone looking to experience a little adventure on their Smoky Mountain vacation. Typically, the slopes aren’t open until mid-December, setting a historical record for the first time in 20 years.

Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is set to be open for skiing from noon to 10 p.m. with ticket sales running from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Once the slopes open, they will remain open through March, as long as the weather remains in freezing temperatures.

The snow machines have been running, and if the weather remains in freezing temperatures, Ober Gatlinburg plans to open these three slopes:

  • Castle Run
  • Cub Way
  • Ski School Slope

Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

If you aren’t a fan of skiing or snowboarding, Ober Gatlinburg also offers thrilling tubing slopes Ober Gatlinburg opened for tubing on November 23 and will remain open through the Easter holiday. Tubing costs $20 per person. Anyone, ages 3 and older, can ride. Ticket sales begin at 8:30 a.m. Often times, tubing sessions sell out or are cancelled due to temperature and weather changes. Be sure to book your tubing experience early for the best time and day for your family.

Where is Ober Gatlinburg?

Vacationers can find Ober Gatlinburg on Ski Mountain Road at traffic light #10. At the resort, there will be a small parking fee of $5. Families can also ride the aerial tramway to the resort, at $12 per adult, ages 12 and older, and $9.50 for children.

Ober Gatlinburg’s address is: 1339 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

For more information about Ober Gatlinburg and other things around the Smoky Mountains, take a look at Visit My Smokies’ blog by clicking HERE.

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