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Skiing in Gatlinburg: Popular Resort Opens for the Season

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BY Highlands 2016-08-08 07:05:59 TRAVEL

If you are looking for a winter vacation that combines stunning scenery, comfortable weather, and great skiing, there is no better place to head than the Great Smoky Mountains. The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is officially open for the season, and there is no shortage of spectacular things to do. Highlands Condos has put together a convenient guide to everything going on at Ober this winter.

Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park is recognized as one of the top choices for skiing in the entire Southeast. The resort offers nine trails and terrain that is appropriate for visitors of all abilities. Whether you are a complete beginner or an expert skier, you can enjoy the slopes without having to wait on long lines, as is the case at some ski resorts. At Ober Gatlinburg, you can be sure of ideal skiing conditions throughout the winter. That’s because they use the most advanced snowmaking technology throughout the season. Beginners can learn from experts at the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center, where all essential techniques, such as gliding, turning, and stopping are taught by experienced professionals. Snowboarding lessons are also available at the center. You can enjoy skiing in Gatlinburg even if you don’t own any equipment. Guests at Ober can rent equipment such as skis, boots, poles and snowboards. Ski Mountain Sports is also on the premises, where you can purchase all kinds of equipment related to winter sports.

Other Activities at Ober Gatlinburg While Ober Gatlinburg is the area’s premier destination for skiing and snowboarding, it is also home to many other popular things to do. Here are a few of the other activities and attractions that you can find here.

  • Snow Tubing -This is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. In fact, children as young as three can participate, though tubers five and under must ride with an adult. Tubing gives you the experienced of an old fashioned sled ride without the hassle of waiting for a snowy day!
  • Aerial Tramway -This cable car carries guests from downtown Gatlinburg to the resort throughout the day. This two mile ride provides some of the best views of the Smoky Mountains you can find.
  • Wildlife Encounter -See wild animals up close, such as birds of prey, bobcats, otters, bears and many more.
  • Ice Skating -Ober Gatlinburg has a large ice arena in an enclosed mall. This is available year round.
  • Activities For Kids -There are lots of different activities for children, including Kiddie Land rides, a fancy carousel, and an arcade area with a variety of games.
Where to Stay Near Ober Gatlinburg If you want to enjoy everything the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer, including skiing in Gatlinburg, the best place to stay is at Highlands Condos. Our condominiums are very close to Ober Gatlinburg as well as downtown Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and many of the area’s other attractions. You can find luxury condos with one, two, or three bedrooms that come with features such as fully equipped kitchens, whirlpool tubs, saunas, balconies with amazing mountain views, and so much more. Visit our Gatlinburg Condo Search page to start planning your winter vacation in the Smokies!