Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Celebrates 29th Annual Smoky Mountain Olympic Games

Family skiing on mountainComing up in just a few short weeks, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort will celebrate the second of two big anniversaries for the Gatlinburg attraction. In 2013 Ober Gatlinburg celebrated it’s 50th birthday as being the first and only ski resort in Tennessee. Adding to the excitement, the snowy attraction will once again be the host of the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games.

Celebrating 29 exciting years, the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games gives over 140 athletes with intellectual abilities the chance to compete for a gold medal in the speed skating, alpine skiing and snowboarding categories. Athletes will be divided and judged based on age and ability. This year’s event will begin on January 27 with the ceremonial lighting of the Special Olympics flame at 9 a.m., and the games will conclude with the awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. the following day.

The Special Olympic games are free to compete and cheer. All funds are provided by volunteers and donations. To learn more about the games, visit Special Olympics Tennessee’s website.

Looking for a nice and relaxing place to stay after a thrilling day cheering on the competition at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort? Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals invites guests to come unwind with us inside one of our secluded Gatlinburg cabins. Just minutes from the Tennessee ski park, these mountain hideaways are perfect place for families and groups to enjoy being in the heart of the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg while still being able to appreciate the quiet solitude of the Smoky Mountains. To reserve your cabin today, give us a call at 1-877-549-6775.

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About Mal Alder

Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.