Snow Tubing Season Begins at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

One of the most popular winter activities in the Smokies is back! Snow tubing for the 2014/2015 season has begun at the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Read on for everything you need to know about this Smoky Mountain tradition.

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What is Snow Tubing?

Snow tubing in Gatlinburg is a fun winter activity for everyone ages three 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! 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.


Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is located at 1339 Ski Mountain Road, just three miles off Traffic Light #10 on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. There is plenty of parking available at the resort for the cost of $5.00 cash per standard vehicle. In addition, guests may take Ober Gatlinburg’s scenic Aerial Tramway from downtown to the resort for $12.00 per adult or for $9.50 per child ages 5 to 11.

Dates and TimesSnow tubing in the air

The snow tubing season runs from November 22nd until the early spring of 2015, and each tubing session lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. Session times vary based on the day of the week as well as on designated holiday periods. For the most up to date information, contact Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort at 1-800-MUCH-FUN or visit their snow tubing site at

Pricing Information

Weekday sessions are $20, while Saturday, Sunday and holiday sessions are $25. 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.

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