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If you've never been to the Smokies before, you’re in for a real treat! Old, old forests cover these folds of stones, and the culture of the people is as rich and diverse as any in the country.

What Makes Tennessee Unique

People are warm and friendly. Think Dolly Parton and you'll get the idea! The Tennessee Smokey’s have long endeared themselves to residents and visitors alike. Smoky Mountain National Park lies within Tennessee, at the western edge of North Carolina, where it meets up with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachians. Nowhere else east of the Mississippi enjoys such rich natural beauty.

Major Ski Resort

Yes, Tennessee does have a ski area! At the far eastern edge of the state lie the Great Smokey Mountains and just outside of Gatlinburg, you'll find the nation's largest aerial tram carrying you to it—from downtown Gatlinburg! Two tram cars, each capable of carrying 125 passengers each, are your transport to Smoky Mountain downhill fun! These days, places like Ober Gatlinburg have perfected ski-slope design, snow-making, and providing awesome downhill ski experiences.

While other mountains may use snow-making equipment on a small portion of their mountains, Ober Gatlinburg reaches every bit of its slopes and 100 percent of the mountain's trails—all to make certain its guests always have plenty of fresh snow for winter sports. You'll actually be skiing from the top of two different mountain peaks. The trails are lighted for night skiing as well; all but one Black Diamond run are lit up for your downhill pleasure. There's also an amusement facility on the mountain, including a huge indoor ice skating rink. At every turn, the folks at Ober Gatlinburg have gone the extra mile to bring you the best ski vacation and snowboard experience possible.

Vacation Discounts for the Great Smoky Mountains

Check out money saving Ober Gatlinburg ski vacation options and find discounts on all sorts of lodging options, from budget motels to charming bed & breakfasts and luxurious pampering resort hotels! And that's not all. You'll also find deals on ski and snowboard rentals, boot, and pole rentals. In addition, you may see deals on dining and restaurants, on local attractions, vacation packages, and discounts on lift tickets as well. We're bound and determined to make it affordable for you to enjoy skiing and snowboarding in beautiful Tennessee!

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The Perks of Downhill Skiing

Alpine downhill skiing is a fun winter sport that happens to be an excellent form of exercise. When you’re gliding across powder and enjoying yourself with friends and family, the weekly grind is far from mind. Try skiing and you’ll become a believer! It’s an incredible recreational activity that offers many benefits. Here are some perks […]


The Benefits of Cross-Country Skiing

If you’ve never been cross-country skiing, you should try it. It certainly doesn’t have the thrill factor that comes with downhill skiing, but there are several other aspects that set it apart from any other sport. It’s a great hobby and there are a few things that you might enjoy about cross-country skiing. No lines, no […]


Plan Your Ski Day in 4 Steps

As the snow piles up in the mountains like a favorite puffy jacket, or chenille blanket (depending on your description of a ‘perfect Sunday’), we all need to start making plans. Sometimes those plans are to rack up as many days on your local hill as possible, dreaming big in triple digits. Sometimes the plan is […]


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How to Improve Your Snowboarding Technique

So you’ve learned the basic snowboarding skills, enough so that you blend in with the other knuckle draggers on the hill. Don’t stop there. Snowboarding coaches often say that when your riding technique plateaus you should stick with a plan that will help you push yourself further. So instead of settling, use these tips and you’ll […]


How to Choose the Perfect Ski Boot

Choosing the perfect ski boot is critical. A well-fitted boot means the difference between cutting it up on the slopes, or spending the day at the lodge with sore feet. That said, here are some things to keep in mind when it’s time to pick the perfect pair. Don’t judge a boot by its color […]


Who Will Get First Chair? Ski Season Opening Dates 2016-2017

There’s no doubt that soon after the hues in the tree lines turn orange, red and yellow, winter fans across the continent start looking forward to the first snowflakes to grace the mountain tops, and to the unofficial start of the ski season 2016-17. Ski season opening dates 2016 go into full swing now! That time has […]


Do This to Stay In Top Shape For Skiing and Snowboarding

You don’t have to wait for winter weather to get in top shape for the slopes.  If you’re planning on doing a lot of skiing and riding next season, start training your body now. After all, you don’t want to be that one who’s worn out after the first day. With that in mind, here are a few […]


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