Ober Gatlinburg

An exciting and unique family-friendly attraction with tons of things to do in both winter and summer, Ober Gatlinburg is Gatlinburg’s premier skiing destination. Boasting games, a maze, ski and snowboard slopes, shopping, restaurants, and rides, Ober Gatlinburg provides hours of fun for kids and adults of all ages. Whether you’re heading to the Smokies for summer fun in the sun, the changing of the leaves, spring wildflowers, or the magic of Gatlinburg in winter, you’ll find plenty to do, see, hear, and taste at Ober Gatlinburg year-round!

Food and Drink

A day at Ober Gatlinburg means lots of playing and exploring. You’ll certainly work up an appetite, and you won’t go hungry here. For a relaxing, sit-down meal, try the Seasons of Ober Restaurant. With hand-cut steaks, chicken and pork entrees, and homemade sides, Seasons of Ober offers hearty, delicious meals prepared with different seasonal ingredients throughout the year. The Loft Lounge at Ober Gatlinburg offers a casual feel, with the area’s largest dance floor and signature drink specials.

If you just need a snack or a quick bite, there are several eateries here. The Snack Bar, The Market, and Sidewalk Café all offer convenient places for refueling during a busy day at Ober. Munch on pizza, sandwiches, and cinnamon rolls as you cool off with an ice-cold soda or keep warm with some hot chocolate. The Market now also offers a new Mexican menu, featuring tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, nachos, and more! After that, don’t forget to make a stop at the Fudge Shop to watch them make homemade fudge before trying the mouthwatering treat! Ober Gatlinburg’s newest eatery, the LeConte Deli, has a wide selection of specialty sandwiches, along with chips, fresh baked cookies, and ice-cold drinks. Located in the Downtown Tramway Mall, it’s an easy and quick place for a snack.

OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg

When fall arrives in Gatlinburg, it means it’s time for festivals, fall foods, cool weather, and changing leaves. There is one place you’ll get the perfect blend of all of that each October: Ober Gatlinburg! OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg is a celebration of the traditions of the original OktOBERfest in Munich, Germany.

At OktOBERfest, nosh on schnitzel, strudel, turkey legs, bratwurst, and pretzels, washing it all down with authentic German beers at the Outdoor Bier Garten. After you eat, swing to the sounds of the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band – oompah, yodels, and sing-a-longs!

There is always plenty of fun for the family, and you can always check out the other great attractions at Ober Gatlinburg while you’re there for OktOBERfest.

Shopping and Gifts

Ober Gatlinburg also has plenty of places to shop for clothing, accessories, toys, and more. When you’re ready to take a break from the games, head inside to check out the many great shops. At the Galleria Gift Shop, find the perfect souvenirs that will remind you of your fun time at Ober! The unique and varied collection of t-shirts, hoodies, and hats offers a little something for everyone. Joyce’s and Ober Haus offer a large selection of outerwear, accessories, and casualwear from some of the top outdoor brands, including Kavu, Woolrich, and Kuhl!

Of course, you’ll want to pick up some fun things for the kids while you’re at Ober. Stop in to Obear’s Playhouse for toys, games, books, and apparel for the youngest visitors. The kids may even get to meet Obear, who likes to hang out in this fun store! Family Crest and Puzzled offer unique gifts, including collectibles, pins and watches, jigsaw and 3D puzzles, flag decals, and more! And at the Leather Shop, guests will find quality leather goods, from coats and belts to shoes and accessories.

Activities and Fun


Summers are full of fun at Ober Gatlinburg. Between playing miniature golf, riding waterslides, and winding through a challenging maze, you and your friends and family will make many wonderful memories together. During summer, some of the fun activities you can try include:

Aerial Tramway
Round trip ride: Adults $12, Children 5-11 $9.50

Magnificent views of the Smoky Mountains are found along a ride on the Aerial Tramway. Featuring spacious cable cars made of high-grade aluminum alloy and boasting large glass viewing panes, the Aerial Tramway is a comfortable and unique way to get to Ober Gatlinburg while enjoying the views.

Scenic Chairlift
$7 per person

For an awe-inspiring view of the Great Smoky Mountains, hop on the Scenic Chairlift – the South’s longest chairlift! You’ll have lots of chances to take great photos, and starting Memorial Day weekend, you can listen to live bluegrass music at the top!

Alpine Slide
$7 per person
Open contingent upon weather

After a fun ride up the Scenic Chairlift, fly down the hillside on the Alpine Slide. Two weaving 1800-foot tracks run through woods and past ski trails to give guests an exciting ride.

Ice Skating
$9 for a 3-hour continuous session; includes skate rental

Stay cool inside on hot summer days as you glide around the indoor ice skating rink! With more than 400 pairs of rental skates available, kids and adults will have the chance to skate for hours! The 140’ x 75’ indoor ice arena has plenty of room for lots of families to play!

Wildlife Encounter
Adults $7 and Children 5-11 $5

Featuring river otters, bears, raccoons, flying squirrels, turtles, snakes, and more, Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with some of nature’s interesting animals! Watch the river otters play at the underwater viewing area or check out the Birds of Prey in the enclosed aviary.

Amaze’n Maze
$7 per person

Kids of all ages will love winding through this challenging maze. Guests will receive a “passport” to stamp at checkpoints throughout the maze, and they may even win prizes for their time!

$3.50 per person

Ride this old-fashioned carousel for a trip back in time. Children will love the colorful horses and bright lights of this fun ride!

Chair Swing
$3.50 per person

A carnival-style ride that will keep the breeze blowing through your hair, the Chair Swing offers kids and adults a fun and easy ride. You’ll spin in circles on this fun ride – it’s a great way to cool off a bit!

Blue Cyclone Rapids
$3.50 per person

An exhilarating, twisting ride, Blue Cyclone Rapids features air-inflated rafts and a more than 60-foot drop into refreshing water. You’ll race along “whitewater” waves through a fully-enclosed fiberglass chute at speeds over 30 mph!

Kiddie Land & Rides
$7 All Day

A fun place for kids to spend the day, Kiddie Land features tunnels, swinging bridges, rope webs, ladders, chutes, trains, and cars! Kids will have an absolute blast riding the Ober Express and running around Kiddie Land all day.

Mini Golf
$3.50 per person

This 18-hole outdoor miniature golf course provides challenging hazards and obstacles! Kids and adults will love putting around here on sunny days.

Game price vary

FFeaturing lots of indoor skill games, interactive screen games, and classic arcade games, the Arcade is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. At the Redemption Center, kids (and kids at heart!) can redeem their tickets for toys, gifts, and prizes!

Ober’s Lightnin’ Raft Ride and Shoot-the-Chute
$3.50 per person, per ride

“Dry ride” waterslides, Ober’s Lightnin’ Raft Ride and Shoot-the-Chute are a fun way to cool off without getting too wet. They feature a 40-foot vertical drop that people of all ages will love!


Skiing and Snowboarding

In winter, guests will love skiing, snowboarding, and tubing down the snowy slopes at Ober Gatlinburg. The Terrain Park offers great obstacles for the adventurous, while 9 trails serviced by 2 quads, 1 double, and 1 surface lift let guests enjoy the slopes without waiting too long.

Equipment Rental

Rentals are on a first come, first serve basis, and guests can get skis, snowboards, boots, jackets, helmets, pants, and more. You’ll find all you need before hitting the slopes with family and friends!

  • Ski Rental $25 per person (day), $20 per person (night)
  • Snowboard Rental $30 per person (day), $25 per person (night)
  • Jacket Rental $12 per session/$50 deposit
  • Pants Rental $12 per session/$30 deposit
  • Helmet Rental $6 per session/$50 deposit

Cubbies Snow Zone

Kids will love playing and exploring in the snow in this kid-friendly snow zone! They can slide, climb, make snow angels, and build snowmen!

Gatlinburg Snowsports Center

If you’re new to the game, head to the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center for some lessons in skiing and snowboarding. The professionals at the center will help guests learn while having fun.

Ski Mountain Sports

This full-service ski and snowboard store offers skis, snowboards, boots, outerwear, accessories, and bindings for those who want their own gear. You can also get your snowboard or skis tuned, including sharpening edges and waxing bases!

Equipment Rental

Rentals are on a first come, first serve basis, and guests can get skis, snowboards, boots, jackets, helmets, pants, and more. You’ll find all you need before hitting the slopes with family and friends!

Cabins For You Partner Program Discounts

If you need a cozy place to stay after a full day in the sun at Ober Gatlinburg, check out our many cabin options. With everything from romantic one bedrooms to spacious large group cabins, Cabins For You has many choices for couples, families, church groups, and more.