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Everything You Need to Know About Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing

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December 10, 2019

One of the most popular winter activities in the Smokies is open for the season! Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing for the season has begun. To help you learn more about this fun thing to do in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg. Read on to learn more about this Smoky Mountain tradition.

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What is Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing?

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Snow tubing in Gatlinburg is a fun winter activity for everyone ages 3 and older, and no experience is necessary. Simply enjoy the fun and excitement of sledding down a hill without the hassle of walking back up! Simply grab your tube and ride the “Magic Carpet” to the top of the snow tubing hill before enjoying a thrilling ride down. Your admission includes a tube and access to the tube runs, so the only thing you need to bring along is your warm winter clothing. You can go for as many times as you can fit into 90 minutes!


Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is located at 1339 Ski Mountain Road, just 3 miles off Traffic Light #10 on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. There is limited parking available at the resort for the cost of $8 per standard vehicle. Keep in mind that during inclement weather, Ski Mountain Road might be available only to vehicles with 4-wheel drive and/or chains. The most popular way to get to Ober Gatlinburg is to take the scenic Aerial Tramway from downtown to the resort. You’ll be able to see gorgeous views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains along your ride. The Aerial Tramway costs $8 per car and is located along the Parkway in Gatlinburg.

Dates and Times

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The Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing season runs from Nov. 23 until April 12, and each tubing session lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park is open 7 days a week, year round — including holidays! Outdoor activities are typically open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but are subject to change depending on the weather.

Pricing Information

Snow tubing sessions are available for $25 for everyone ages 5 and up. Children ages 3 and 4 get in free with a paying adult for each. During designated holiday periods, snow tubing sessions are $30 each. Tickets can be purchased at the Tramway Mall in downtown Gatlinburg, at the snow tubing ticket office on the mountain or online. Same day ticket sales are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the tubing ticket booth on the mountain. Otherwise, tickets for the next three days’ sessions may be purchased in person downtown at the Tramway Mall or on the mountain.

Stay in Our Gatlinburg Cabins

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When you want to be close to the Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing fun, stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabins. We have cabins available that put you just a few minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg and the attraction. Our cabins come in all sizes to accommodate everyone from couples to large groups. When you reserve one of our cabins, you’ll be able to have fun both indoors and outdoors on your vacation! After a long day on the slopes, you’ll love relaxing in your cabin’s hot tub or in front of the fireplace. For more entertainment, choose a cabin with a game room, home theater or indoor pool! Book your stay with us at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals to be close to the very best snow tubing in Gatlinburg! Browse all of our Gatlinburg cabins and choose the best one for your stay.

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