Ober Ski Area and Amusement Park
Ober Amusement Park and Ski Area, a popular Smoky Mountain ski area and outdoor recreation spot, is a "mountaintop of fun, excitement, and beauty high above Gatlinburg." This resort-style area is the perfect way to have some fun up in the mountains. While here at Ober you and your group will have tons of options for recreation and entertainment, from skiing and snowboarding to riding the aerial tramway or mountain coaster, ice skating year-round, or taking part in a fun wildlife encounter! Ober has over 50 years of experience, providing your group will all the best "all things snow" options alongside all the best views, outdoor mountain recreation, and food!
If you are here from December to March you can participate in snowy things, like tubing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and the like with several centers, terrain parks, and slope trails to choose from. Ride the fun 2.1-mile aerial tramway from downtown to the slopes and enjoy world-class snow fun options, and don’t worry, Ober will rent you equipment and clothing to ski, as well as provide several lesson options if you need!
If you want a different kind of thrill head over the Ski Mountain Coaster or Alpine Slide, the latter a fun option for all that weaves you through your mountainside descent down 1,800 feet of tracks. A Wildlife Encounter will bring you closer to bears, otters, bobcats, and birds of prey. Young kids in your group will love the carousel, arcade, chair swing, golf, maze, and kiddieland options!
Head to any of the six different shops, ranging from gifts to leather goods to family crests, to get some retail therapy in or maybe even to grab a bite to eat before you go. Here you will find cafe style food at the Market, Sidewalk Cafe, or Leona's Deli, or sit down for the unbeatable flavors, and views, from Seasons of Ober’s Loft Lounge! This entire stop is one you won’t regret, just be sure to bring your camera to capture those views!