Coast down the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg

A getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains isn’t complete without some time spent in the great outdoors. In spring, summer, and fall, enjoy beautiful weather – from warm, sunny days to crisp, cool afternoons. You can lace up your hiking shoes and hit the trails in the country’s most visited national park (with 800+ miles), bring your fishing pole and spend a relaxing day along the waters’ edge, explore historic buildings along the Cades Cove loop, have a picnic by a stream, or just enjoy a peaceful morning breathing in the fresh mountain air from your cabin’s deck. In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the opportunities for outdoor fun are endless.

There are many great ways to unwind outdoors, but if you’re looking for something that will get the kids more excited – and make you feel like a kid again – be sure to plan some time at Ober Gatlinburg, not far from Pigeon Forge. Besides their skiing and snowboarding in the winter, they have tons of fun activities that let you get outside and enjoy the amazing views and lovely weather.

What better way to spend a gorgeous Smoky Mountain day than at Ober Gatlinburg? Channel your inner wild side and take the opportunity to experience the adventure waiting right in your backyard while you enjoy your stay in Tennessee. Located in Gatlinburg near Pigeon Forge, the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg offers a sense of excitement for kids and adults!

Each sled is equipped with a braking device so visitors have the luxury of deciding between enjoying a slow cruise down the scenic mountainside to take in the beautiful surroundings of the Smokies or choosing to race down the slide at warp speed as if they were an Olympic bobsledder. Ober Gatlinburg encourages everyone from adrenaline junkies to low-key vacationers to come check out their Alpine Slide, because it’s guaranteed to be an experience you’ll want to write home about.

The Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg near Pigeon Forge offers one of the best ways to get up a mountainside (no, not walking) by providing a scenic chairlift to transport you from the bottom of the slope to the loading dock where you board your sled. On the way up, riders get the pleasure of viewing the breathtaking landscape while overlooking the two 1800-foot tracks that will soon take them on a whirlwind of adventure.

Safety Guidelines

At the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg, guests’ safety is the top priority. To ensure a safe and fun ride for everyone, there are a few things to remember:

  1. The Alpine Slide is subject to closure based on weather conditions.
  2. Kids 6 years old and under must ride with a paid adult (18 years or older).
  3. Alpine Slide riders must be able to walk.
  4. The weight limit for the slide is 300 lbs.

Other than these few guidelines, the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg is a “must-do” for those enjoying our cabins in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. The experience is ultimately about having fun and doing something out of the ordinary to cross off your bucket list and make your already fantastic stay in the Great Smoky Mountains that much more memorable! As you race down the mountainside, you’ll have tree-studded views and the wind in your hair. You can even glance above for views of other guests heading up the Scenic Chairlift!

While you’re at Ober Gatlinburg, you can also take a ride on the Aerial Tramway (for amazing up-high views of the Great Smoky Mountains), go ice skating inside year-round, meet bears, otters, and more at the Wildlife Encounter, wind your way through the Amaze’n Maze, play miniature golf, let the kids have fun at Kiddie Land, or splash around on Blu Cyclone Rapids!

When you’re done, head inside to treat yourself to a meal at the Seasons of Ober Restaurant, dance and grab a drink at The Loft Lounge, get a creamy and sweet treat at The Fudge Shop, or do some shopping. You can get ski gear, Ober Gatlinburg duds, toys and books for the kids, leather goods, jewelry, and even items personalized with your family crest.

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The Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg is just $7 (or 2 attraction tickets) per person, making it an affordable and fun option for a family activity. Take the Scenic Chairlift up the mountain before climbing into your own sled and flying down one of the 1800-foot tracks! No special skills are required, and you can control the speed of your ride with your own brake.

For more information about the Alpine Slide or other Ober Gatlinburg activities, call 865.436.5423 or 800.251.9202. And don’t forget to plan a winter trip getaway to Gatlinburg so you can do some skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and tubing during Ober Gatlinburg’s winter season. All of their exciting activities are great ways to enjoy time in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Ober Gatlinburg Prices


  • Premium Wristband - $20 adults, $17 kids 5-11
  • Aerial Tramway - $13 adults, $10.50 kids 5-11
  • Ice skating - $9 (3-hr session and skates)
  • Ski Mountain Coaster - $15 (1 ride), $36 (3 rides)
  • Alpine Slide - $7 or 2 attraction tickets
  • Scenic Chairlift - $7 or 2 attraction tickets
  • Wildlife Encounter - $7 adults, $5 kids 5-11
  • Carousel - $3.50 or 1 attraction ticket
  • Amaze’n Maze - $7 or 2 attraction tickets
  • Chair Swing - $3.50 or 1 attraction ticket
  • Miniature Golf - $3.50 or 1 attraction ticket
  • Blue Cyclone Rapids - $3.50 or 1 attraction ticket