Glide hand-in-hand across the smooth ice, cool air breezing past your face while having wintertime fun, any time of year, ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg! Convince your little ones to let go of the wall as you help keep their balance, watching their little eyes glow with confident excitement. Share some laughs with friends as one of your other travel buddies hits the ice with a thump after losing their balance, but make sure their pride is the only thing that is hurt!
Tickets afford visitors 3 hours of ice skating! After working up a hearty appetite, ease those stomach rumblings at any number of the delicious eateries surrounding the indoor ice rink of Ober’s enclosed mall. Sit down to a table near the balcony railing overlooking the ice rink to continue watching people skating, enjoying each bite of lunch as you watch skaters make their way around the ice, some better than others. Comfortably let the older kids continue their 3-hour session while you easily keep a watchful eye from the balcony, snapping pictures and waving as they master their balance on the ice.
More fun and attractions await outside of the Ober Mall! Get up-close and personal with Smoky Mountain furry and feathered natives in the Wildlife Encounter. Let your little ones run out all their excited energy in Kiddie Land (for free)! Speed down the mountainside on a single-coaster thrilling ride as you swerve around trees and gain speed on the straightaways on the Ski Mountain Coaster! Challenge the kids to classic arcade games or work together to earn a big prize in the redemption center. The fun is endless at Ober Gatlinburg all throughout the year!
Snowboarding, Skiing, and Snow Tubing
During the winter months, there are a number of cold-weather kicks to enjoy while bundled up. Take a ride down the slopes by tube, skis, or snowboard! Ober Gatlinburg offers 10 slopes for skiing and snowboarding: 2 Beginner slopes, 6 Intermediate slopes, and 2 Advanced slopes. Skip carrying heavy equipment from the cabin and rent everything you need: skis, snowboard, helmet, and even ski jackets and pants! The snow tubing slope has multiple lanes to race your friends and family to the bottom and ride the Magic Carpet back to the top for numerous rematches! Even the smallest Smoky Mountain guests can waddle around in their own designated fluffy white play place, the Cubbies Snow Zone.
Once the weather begins to warm up in climate and the snow melts away, Ober Gatlinburg exchanges winter sports with fun in the sun! Navigate the Amaze’n Maze using your wits and senses or swiftly glide along the water rafting rides, Blue Cyclone Rapids, Shoot-The-Chute, and Lightnin' Water!
After hypnotic carousel rides, whizzing down the Alpine Slide, and amusing games of mini-golf, head back down the mountain on the scenic Aerial Tramway to downtown Gatlinburg. Head back to your cozy cabin for much-needed naps with the kids or tour the historic city modeled after a Swiss village in the Alps!
1310 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Other Year-Round Activities in the Smokies
On vacation, you are never promised perfect weather, so it helps to have options for your family on-hand! Here are a few other indoor sports and thrills perfect for those stormy days:
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Like an entire jungle constructed of trampolines, ropes, foams, and giant airbags, TopJump is the first trampoline park in the area! TopJump offers a full day of jumps, flips, dunks, swinging, and unique fun like nothing else in Pigeon Forge
Ever watched American Ninja Warrior and think, “I’d like to give that a try,” or, “that kind of looks like fun!” Well, now is the time for you to test your physical abilities in TopJump’s Ninja Course. As the largest Clip ‘n Climb course in the United States, strap in and climb the most unique rainbow walls and funky structures through 21 climbing lines holstering up to 30 climbers at a time! Your adventures are not measured by your number of climbs, but one ticket permits an entire hour of exploring one-of-a-kind courses, climbing as high and far as you can go each time.
Laugh, cheer, and laugh some more as your kids and fellow jump enthusiasts battle it out on the beam with foam balancing bars on the Battle Beam over the pit of foam blocks! The littlest jumpers can join in all the fun in their own Kids’ Zone filled with pint-sized thrills. Schedule an action-packed game of trampoline dodgeball, girls versus guys, to add some good old-fashioned rivalry to a couples’ getaway to the Smokies or church retreat!
LazerPort Fun Center
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Race down the spiral tiers of the go-kart track on sunny days in downtown Pigeon Forge, but, rain or shine, LazerPort offers a fun-filled day inside its giant jukebox doors! Putt the bright neon golf ball past the glow of the neon astronauts and aliens along the 18-hole indoor black-light putt-putt golf course.
Duck, hide, and aim across two large, 7,000 square-foot laser tag arenas! After thrills and heart-pounding excitement go-karting, mini-golfing, and laser tagging, enter the 10,000 square-foot arcade to work together with the kids to win amazing prizes like giant stuffed animals and iPods!
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Experience the sensation and thrills of skydiving without the commitment of jumping out of a plane at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving! Learn to body surf in the nation’s first vertical wind tunnel with the whole family in an exciting ride on the wind. Unlike skydiving out of the plane, kids as little as 40 lbs can join this excursion!
Put on your layers and hit the hiking trails during fall, winter, and spring to explore the beautiful phases of nature across a wide range of landscapes! Warm shades of red, yellow, and orange crawl up and over mountains as the temperatures cool in the autumn. Rivers and streams freeze into magical, wintry scenes with glittering icicles trickling in the sunlight. The valleys of Cades Cove burst forth from the snowy white slumber of winter as wildflowers spread across the fields in March and April.
Fun in the Cabin
Endless fun awaits in the Smokies no matter what weather blows through the foothills and mountains! Pack all your favorite games from home to share with friends and family during a reunion in a large group cabin, making memories and laughing together for hours of fun that’s free! Book a cabin with a large flatscreen TV or an in-cabin theater to host a special feature showing of your family’s favorite film. Indoor cabin pools supply year-round water fun making a day in the cabin a treat!