Ski Saftey 2008

There has to be a large possibility that some of the almost 11 million annual visitors to the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountain area like to ski. I would have to make an assumption that most of those visitors don’t know that there is a ski slope at Ober Gatlinburg. Yeah, I know that it is not the same as Jackson Hole or Aspen, but it is still skiing. Ober Gatlinburg is worth checking out once if you like to ski. You might find that it is well worth your money and time. With the winter months approaching, give Ober Gatlinburg a call and make reservations today.

With so many possible skiers at Ober Gatlinburg, there are few tips that to ensure you and your group stays safe on the slopes. These guidelines are listed below and can help you in any emergency situation.
  1. Stay in control, always! Know how to stop and/or avoid objects and other people on the slopes. If you feel as though you are not ready to ski on the slopes then do not. This activity can endanger yourself and others that are around you.
  2. It your responsibility to remember that the people that are ahead of you always have the right of way. You have to be able to avoid these people on the slopes. Remember, they cannot see you coming.
  3. If you are on a trail and you have to stop for any reason make sure you are out of the way of others on the slope. If you cannot see people above you then they probably cannot see you. Remember, this rule can help protect you and others from injury.
  4. When you are skiing down a hill, look around and use caution to the other skiers in your area. This rule is also used when you need to merge onto another trail.
  5. Always be sure to use each piece of equipment properly. Anything that prevents “runaway” equipment is useful in keeping yourself and other’s out of harms way.
  6. Look around you and read the posted signs and warnings in the area. If a trail is closed, you must to stay off of it. The signs, warning and closed trails are posted to protect you.
  7. Be sure you understand how to properly load and unload yourself and your equipment from a ski lift.

If you follow these seven simple guidelines then your skiing experience at Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg Tennessee will a be success.

Please keep in mind that even though winter is not the busiest time of the year, the slopes and more popular Gatlinburg cabins are booked. If you are specifically looking to reserve a cabin in Gatlinburg during the winter, please book ahead. For more information, please call our reservation specialists today at 1.800.684.7865.