Ski Season at Ober Gatlinburg
Are you ready for all things snow?! It is that wonderful winter season once again and it’s time for us to start bundling up to enjoy the cooler weather. It’s when we get to sit in front of those cozy fireplaces, drink hot chocolate, and do all things snow and holiday related. The Smoky Mountains are one of the most beautiful destinations to visit during this wonderful season and there’s always so much excitement going on around us. Whether you’re looking for attractions, shopping, hiking, or maybe even specific winter related events, we have it all and then some. No one vacation is ever the same. We’re always constantly growing and adding new things, but some of your usual staples for the family are still here waiting for you. One of the most popular winter attractions is located in one of our favorite charming towns. Who’s ready to play in the snow? That’s right, it’s time for Ski Season at Ober Gatlinburg once again! Climb aboard the aerial tramway at traffic light #9 and prepared to be whisked away to our very own version of a winter wonderland. There’s so much entertainment waiting for you here that we’ll take a quick peek at now so you know what’s to come. See you at the top of Ski Mountain!
When you arrive at this popular destination, you’re going to have a hard time trying to decide what to do before you even reach the slopes. The first thing you’ll see when you get there is their huge ice skating rink. Not only do they offer ice skating, but new this year, they’ve also added ice bumper cars! Get ready to bump, spin, and laugh, of course, as you glide around the rink with your family. Who’s going to get the most bumps? We’ll have to wait and see! We can guarantee that you’ll all be smiling from beginning to end on this one. Also inside the building is a huge arcade (featuring one of my favorite games – air hockey) that is open rain or shine and a carousel for the kiddos. There’s also a bunch of shops to browse as well as a small food court with plenty of tasty options for a quick bite. If you’re looking for a sit down option, don’t forget to visit their Seasons of Ober restaurant and lounge where you can get a window table that will look out over all the excitement happening on the slopes! Whether you’re there to warm up after playing outside in the snow, or you need to gain your energy before you head outside, you’ll love getting a hot meal with the family here. Once you’re ready to finally head to the outdoor area, make sure to visit their wildlife encounter first. You’ll get to see all kind of species of animals, so get your camera ready to snap some photos of all the action.
Ready to visit the outdoor attractions? As soon as you step outside, the beautiful view of fresh powder will take over. There is nothing better than getting to see the mountains covered in snow and everyone outside having fun, it’s like a Smokies winter wonderland. While this particular season is mostly about the slopes, there are also a few other attractions outside that are definitely worth visiting. They have a mountain coaster that will offer stunning views of the park as you fly all around the mountain top, talk about an adrenaline rush! The nice thing about this coaster is you can control your own speed and younger children are able to ride with an adult. They also have an alpine slide which offers an exciting descent on their two tracks that go through the ski trails. This is another one where you can control your own speed so everyone can have a fun-filled time! If you really want to take in all the views that are surrounding you, you can also ride their scenic chairlift that will whisk you up to the top of the mountain and back down again. If you ride this later at night when the fog begins to set, you’ll feel like you’re descending into the clouds.
It’s finally time to hit the slopes! Whether you’re looking to do some skiing, snowboarding, or maybe even snow tubing, they have it all here waiting for you in one exciting place. Make sure to check out their daily slope report so you can see what runs will be open and how the weather is looking for that day. One of my absolute favorite things about Ski Season at Ober Gatlinburg is that they actually offer ski school (with trained professionals) for anyone that hasn’t hit the slopes before or are needing a refresher if it’s been a while. They have a rental shop in case you don’t already have your own equipment. They have all different kinds of sessions available like twilight or night as well as day passes and more. They also have ski patrol to make sure everyone is safe and able to have a good time out on the slopes. Seeing everyone’s faces light up when they’re having fun on in the snow is my favorite part of visiting this attraction during the winter. For the kiddos, they designed an area they call the Cubbies Snow Zone which will have a couple of hills of snow for them all to play in. I love sitting outside and watching the families build snowmen or start little snowball fights. You just can’t beat all things snow at Ober.
So who’s ready for Ski Season at Ober Gatlinburg?! This is the best place to visit during the winter months, especially for our guests that have maybe never seen snow before. You can’t always predict what mother nature has in store, so it’s nice to have a place to go even if we’re not calling for snow that day. You’ll hear laughter in the air and see smiles all around and that’s what makes this place so special. It’s where families can get together and have a great time creating new memories to take home with them. Now all you need is a place to stay. How about you give us a try? Here at Cedar Lodge, we offer beautiful two and three bedroom river view condos at a very affordable price. You’re sure to love the king bedrooms, cozy gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and your private balcony that overlooks the serene Little Pigeon River. You can book your condo online or give us a call at 1.877.412.3327 and one of our friendly reservationists would love to assist you with finding the perfect unit for your stay. You’ll also receive FREE TICKETS to numerous places in town. Come and join our family at Cedar Lodge, we would love to have you! Don’t forget to let us know what you thought about Ski Season of Ober Gatlinburg this season.