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Tennessee Ski Vacations
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Tennessee Ski Vacations

Located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Ober

Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in the state. It is

more than just a ski resort, however. It is a complete

family vacation spot with an amusement park, indoor

ice skating, a bungee tower, an alpine slide, and

many other activities and attractions there is

something to please everyone.

With an elevation of 3301 feet, and a vertical drop of

600 feet, Ober Gatlinburg features eight trails: two

beginner trails, four intermediate trails, and two

advanced trails. There are three lifts, including two

quad lifts, one double lift, and one surface lift. The

season runs from the middle of December through

early March, and night skiing is allowed on all trails

except the Grizzly trail.

Rentals are available for both ski equipment and

snowboarding equipment. Private and group lessons

for skiing and snowboarding are also available

through the Smokey Mountain Snow Sport School.

You can also easily find food at the many snack

bars, food carts, the caf, the restaurant, or in the

lounge.

You must not miss the longest chair lift ride in the

south! You will see awesome views of the Great

Smoky Mountains. You will also get a bird’s eye

view of some of the slopes, and you can have your

picture taken on top of the mountain. If you don’t

ski, don’t worry! You can ride back down the

mountain on the chair lift as well. Don’t forget the

Tramway. The tramway departs from downtown

Gatlinburg and takes you to the ski resort and the

amusement park.

Even if you don’t ski, you can still explore the thrill

of flying down a mountain at a high speed or a

slow speed if you choose. This is possible with the

Alpine Slide. The slide is approximately 1800 feet

long, and takes you down a winding wooded slope.

You have total control over your speed with the

use of a braking device on each sled. Other

attractions at the amusement park include the

Black Bear Habitat, a bungee jump, a water race,

go karts, indoor ice skating, kiddie land, an arcade,

miniature golf, a Spider Web Velcro Wall Jump,

water rides, and a shooting range.

No matter what type of fun or adventure you are

seeking, there is something to satisfy everyone in

the family at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and

Amusement Park. This is definitely a trip worth taking

especially if you have younger kids or senior

citizens traveling with you.

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