menuTimber Tops logo
mountain landscape

More Than a Ski Resort: Summer Fun at Ober Gatlinburg

aerial view of downtown Gatlinburg
May 20, 2014

View from the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

View from the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

When you think of Ober Gatlinburg, you probably imagine skiers and snowboarders jetting down a mountainside covered in powder white snow. But did you know that Ober is also open for the summer? During the off season, Ober Gatlinburg becomes an awesome family fun center featuring some of the best rides and activities in the Smokies. Read on to get the scoop on all of the excellent things to do at Ober Gatlinburg in the summer.

(See Related: Celebrate the Season During the Great American Summer at Dollywood)

See the sights with the Aerial Tramway.

One of the most convenient (and scenic) ways to get to Ober Gatlinburg is the Aerial Tramway. This cable car takes guests from downtown Gatlinburg up a mountain all the way to the resort. With breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg, this ride is well worth the money.

Stay cool at Ober’s ice skating rink.

Although you might associate ice skating with wintertime, it’s also a great way to beat the heat in the summer months. Ober’s ice rink has over 400 pairs of skates for rent, so there’s no need to start digging through your closet to find your long-lost ice skates. Skating at Ober is excellent value: a 3-hour session including skate rental only costs $9 per person!

Even more awesome rides and games.

In addition to the Aerial Tramway and the ice rink, Ober Gatlinburg is home to the following wonderful attractions:

  • Alpine Slide
  • Scenic Chairlift
  • Wildlife Encounter
  • Amaze ‘n Maze
  • CarouselFather and son ice skating
  • Chair Swing
  • Blue Cyclone Rapids water slide
  • Kiddie Land & Rides
  • Mini Golf
  • Arcade & Redemption Center
  • Ober’s Lightnin’ Raft Ride and Shoot-the-Chute

For more details on all of the exciting things to do at Ober Gatlinburg in the summer, visit the official Ober website.

Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals is just a short drive from all of the summer fun at Ober! With over 300 log cabins to choose from, we are guaranteed to have the perfect vacation rental for your family. Visit our Gatlinburg Cabins page to learn more about all of our amazing properties, or give us a call at 877-549-6775.

Related Blog Posts

aerial view of downtown Gatlinburg
September 26, 2013
The Maples’ Tree: A Blanket of Memories
grocery stores in gatlinburg
April 22, 2019
Cabin Cooking Made Easy with These Grocery Stores in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
People taking food from a buffet
September 23, 2014
Enjoy Amazing Local Food at Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn Charity Event
Ober Gatlinburg
February 1, 2022
4 Thrilling Things to Do at Ober Gatlinburg That Aren’t Snow Related