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Top 6 Things to Do in Ober Gatlinburg in the winter
November 25, 2023

Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg is always a mountain of fun, but it’s especially fun in the winter months. At Ober, you never run out of fun activities, and it’s perfect for anyone of any age. Whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or your family, you’ll have a great time at Ober Mountain! Here’s a few fun things to do in Ober Mountain this winter:

1. Go Skiing

Of course, what is Ober Mountain without a little bit of skiing? You won’t want to miss the chance to have fun at Tennessee’s only ski resort! There’s plenty of slopes for all skiers, so you don’t have to be a professional or have any experience at all! Bundle up and take a ride down the slopes for a fun afternoon with friends or family. If you prefer snowboarding, you’re in luck! Ober Mountain also offers snowboarding lessons and slopes.

2. Ride the Tennessee Flyer Mountain Coaster


For those who are all about adrenaline, riding the Tennessee Flyer Mountain Coaster will serve you right. Enjoy the scenic view of the Smoky Mountains as you take zigzags and turns going down the mountain. The best part is that you can choose your own speed, going as fast as 25 miles per hour.

3. Take a Ride on the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

The tramway provides you with an exciting angle of viewing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The tramway is enclosed, so the ride will not be affected by the winter weather. Enjoy the tram ride up the mountain with a friend or family and get time to connect over the best scenery. Don’t forget your camera because you’ll be seeing some of the best views of the mountains, high above the trees! The tram is the best way to get to the top of Ober Mountain.

*Tip: If you visit again in the fall, make sure to take a ride on the Aerial Tramway up to Ober Mountain because you can see all of the beautiful fall colors. This has been recommended as one of the best places to see fall colors by numerous guests.

4. See Wildlife

Wildlife in the Smoky Mountains

When you’re at Ober, it’s not all about skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities. You can also spend time with wildlife. As you enjoy encounters with some of the animals in the wildlife exhibit at Ober Mountain, you’ll fall in love with the nature of the Smokies all over again. Although you aren’t likely to spot black bears during the winter, you’ll have the opportunity to see various species of native Smokies wildlife.

5. Go Ice Skating

If you are a skating lover, then you don’t have to worry about finding things to do in Ober Mountain! The ice skating at Ober is so fun! For those who are new to ice skating, no need to worry! The Ober trainers have got your back. Plus, ice skating is indoors, so you won’t have to worry about the weather getting in your way of fun! While you’re at the ice skating rink, be sure to try ice bumper cars as well!

6. Try Snow Tubing

Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing

One of the can’t-miss things to do at Ober Mountain during the winter is go snow tubing. It is available for all family members ages 3 and up. Kids under 42″ tall get to ride with their parents! Truly, you cannot miss out on all the fun activities that there are at Ober Mountain this winter season.

Wondering what else you can do in the winter? Learn all about Winterfest in Gatlinburg!

Are you ready to plan your trip to experience Ober Mountain in the winter? At Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, we offer cabins of all sizes, so you can plan a romantic getaway for 2 or a large family reunion — absolutely stress free! We know you’ll love staying in Gatlinburg, so be sure to check out all of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and start planning right away!

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