Ober Gatlinburg is the area’s premier destination for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Now, winter sports are back in season – with snow on the ground! Get ready to slice through the snow on the scenic slopes of Ober Gatlinburg. With everything from a kids’ area to black diamonds, the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort truly has something for everyone. Along with snows ports during the day, you can also buy tickets for night skiing! Ober Gatlinburg also has a full-service ski shop, so you can get whatever gear you might need to stay warm and protected on the ski slopes.
If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to check out the Cubbies Snow Zone. It’s made just for kids, offering the little ones a place to play and explore in the snow. Children must be under 48” and accompanied by an adult to play here. It’s just $5 per person, or it’s free with a current area/lift ticket. Snow Tubing is another fun experience for children and a great alternative to skiing for those who just aren’t up to flying down the slopes. Several lanes make up the snow tubing area, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are now available only in person at the onsite ticket offices.
Right now, the snow at Ober Gatlinburg is making for great skiing conditions. Most of the slopes are open, with the exception of Alpine Way and Grizzly. You should check back each day, however, because slope conditions can change quickly. As of January 13, 2015, open Beginner areas include: Snow Tubing, Ski School, and Cub Way. Intermediate openings include Castle Run, Upper Bear, Lower Bear, Yeti’s Run, and Ober Chute. Advanced skiers can check out Mogul Ridge and the Terrain Park.
Slope conditions (as of January 13, 2015 at 6 a.m.)
Base: 30” – 40”
Trails open: 8 of 10
Primary surface: machine groomed
Open lifts: 3 of 4
Weather for the week
The next several days at Ober Gatlinburg will warm up a bit, with several sunny days. By Friday, January 16, the high is 51 degrees and the low is 29 degrees. Saturday warms up even more, with a high of 59 degrees and a low of 37 degrees. On Sunday, it cools back down, making it great for bundling up on the slopes. The high is 50 degrees and the low is 30 degrees with a 40% chance of showers. Monday is mostly sunny, with a high of 49 degrees and a low of 31 degrees. Tuesday and Wednesday warm back up a bit, with a high of 54 degrees each day.