Ober Mountain

15 May 2024    National Park

Hold onto your hats! Ober Mountain Gatlinburg is a mountaintop playground bursting with fun for everyone. Take a special tram ride straight up the mountain, where you'll be greeted by amazing views and fresh air. What kind of fun awaits? Zip down exciting roller coasters that snake through the trees, or challenge yourself on a mini-golf course with real waterfalls!

Feeling fancy? Glide across a giant ice rink – perfect for twirling or maybe some friendly stumbles (it happens!). And that's not all! You might even meet some cool animals at the special animal area.

It is where families come to laugh, scream (the happy kind!), and make memories that last forever. It's a place for racing down slides with your sweetheart, or feeling young again on the bumper cars with the grandkids. So come on up, breathe in that mountain air, and get ready for a day of awesome adventures at Ober Mountain Gatlinburg!

Ober Mountain Skiing

Imagine waking up to a world painted white. Not just the ground, but the whole mountain! That's Ober in winter, a wonderland for snow lovers. Picture this: you step off the cozy tram and right into a winter postcard. Sparkling snow stretches out before you, like a giant playground just waiting to be explored. Breathe in that crisp, clean air that makes your cheeks rosy and your heart race.

Here, this fantastic mountain, the slopes come alive with skiers carving graceful turns, leaving trails like silvery ribbons in the fresh powder. Feel the rush of wind as you zoom down a mountainside, the world a blur of white and blue.

If you're new to the slopes, no worries! Friendly instructors are there to guide you, turning your wobbly legs into confident strides. And after a thrilling run, cozy up by a fireplace in the lodge, sipping hot cocoa and sharing stories of your snowy adventures.

Wondering how much it would cost you to enjoy the skiing adventure, here is a little breakdown for your convenience:

Ticket Holder Full Session (12pm-9pm) Night Session (5pm-9pm)
Adult (12y-59y) $54 $35
JR/SR (6y-11y/60y-69y) $44 $35


Ticket Holder Full Session (9am-9pm) N/A
Adult (12y-59y) $84  
JR/SR (6y-11y/60y-69y) $70  


Ticket Holder Full Session (9am-9pm) Night Session (3pm-7pm)
Adult (12y-59y) $69 $40
JR/SR (6y-11y/60y-69y) $59 $40
Tennessee Resident Sundays $40  

To get better and updated insights on the prices/timings, it is always recommended to keep a check on an official website.

Ober Mountain Ski Map

For an idea of what the ski map in Ober looks like, here is a map for your reference:

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Ski Area: The ski area is divided into several trails with different difficulty levels. There’s a beginner area with a magic carpet conveyor belt and a couple of gentle slopes: Sal School and Cub Way. More challenging trails are also marked on the map, including Ober Chute, which is the longest trail. There’s also a terrain park with jumps and obstacles. Lifts take skiers and snowboarders to the top of the slopes (Magic Carpet, Red Lift, Blue Lift, etc.).

Amusement Park: The amusement park has activities like a scenic tram ride, a mountain coaster, go-karts, and mini-golf. There’s also an ice rink and a wildlife encounter area.

Hotels near Ober Mountain

Here are a couple hotels near Ober Mountain Gatlinburg that you can explore during your visit:

1. Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg

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This hotel has an American restaurant, a saltwater pool, fire pit, and a business center. The hotel is near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers easy access to Gatlinburg's main attractions. Here are some of the many amenities offered by the hotel:

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Digital Key
  • On-site restaurant
  • Indoor saltwater pool

Location: 100 Baskins Creek Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

2. Hampton Inn Gatlinburg

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It's a short walk from the Gatlinburg Convention Center and the Ober Gatlinburg Tram stop, making it a convenient location for exploring the town's attractions. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, and a fitness center, along with free breakfast for a satisfying start to your day.

Location: 967 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

3. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on The River

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the River is a budget-friendly hotel. It's a great option for travelers looking for clean and comfortable accommodations without breaking the bank. And the best part is that it is quite near the Ober Mountain Adventure Park and Ski Area.

Location: 1104 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

4. Courtyard Gatlinburg Downtown

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Courtyard Gatlinburg Downtown is all about offering a comfortable and convenient base for your Gatlinburg explorations, whether you're there for sightseeing, shopping, or hitting the slopes at Ober Mountain.

Location: 315 Airport Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

5. Old Creek Lodge

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Situated right in the heart of Gatlinburg, you'll find Old Creek Lodge. It's a great option for families or budget-minded travelers who want a comfortable stay with a touch of mountain charm.

Location: 100 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

Bonus Accommodation in Gatlinburg

The Explorer – click here to check availability.

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Escape to The Explorer! This charming 3-story cabin located in the Smoky Mountains, offering tranquillity and stunning views. Unwind by the fireplace after exploring nearby Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Fun awaits with a home theater, pool table, and arcade games – all within your private mountain sanctuary!

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Less than ten minutes from downtown Gatlinburg)


So, whether you're a thrill-seeker craving snowy slopes or a family longing for mountain magic, Ober Mountain has something for everyone. Imagine cozying up in your cabin after a day of adventure, sharing stories by the fireplace and reminiscing about laughter-filled moments. Ober isn't just a place; it's an experience that creates memories that last a lifetime.  Come explore, relax, and discover your own Smoky Mountain adventure!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Does Ober Mountain always have snow?

Yes, it does. It gets a lot of snowfall annually.

2. How do you get up to Ober Mountain?

By taking a 2.1-mile ride on an ariel tramway.

3. By taking a 2.1-mile ride on an ariel tramway.

It takes about 10 minutes.

4. Can you drive your car to Ober Gatlinburg?

Yes, you can drive your own vehicle to the top. However, there is an alternate option to go up which is through the free shuttle.

5. How long do you need at Ober Gatlinburg?

It totally depends on the kinds of activities you wish to do. However, on an average, you need at least 4/5 hours to enjoy the place well enough.