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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!

Featured Blog Posts

Tips For Booking Your Ski Vacation Early

Planning any trip can be as fun as the trip itself, depending on how you operate. Especially when you’re going on a ski vacation. Booking important things well in advance takes a lot of pressure off your shoulders. Plus, it means it gives a lot of time to decide on the vacation as a whole.  Read more ➝

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Should I Learn To Ski Or Snowboard?

It’s a question as old as time (at least modern time), and one that many people struggle with. The worlds of skiing and snowboarding have merged closer together over the years and opened doors for participants to easily switch from one to the other. But if you’re just starting to learn how to test the  Read more ➝

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The Importance of Finding The Right Ski Boots

Skiing is an investment, but one that’s well worth it. Like many sports, you can purchase ski equipment that’s vital to the overall experience. Because it’s so important to find the right ski boots, it’s always a great idea to rent them before you buy them! And though you might be ready to buy, it’s  Read more ➝

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How Skiing Has Changed Over The Last Five Decades

Skiing has been around for a lot longer than most people might be aware of. But we’re not talking about the examples of skis from Russia that date back to 6000 BCE (yes it’s true!). Modern skiing began to blossom in the mid-1800s in Norway. Over the years, what began as military exercises evolved into  Read more ➝

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Skiing For the First Time

You’ve wanted to ski for years and finally, you find that you have the time and resources to do so. But this might be the first time you’re trying the sport out, never having been out on the slopes. It might seem like a big task but with the right tips and information, your experience  Read more ➝

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How To Demo Skis: A Quick Snapshot

From beginner to advanced skiers and riders, choosing the right skis or snowboard to purchase makes for a lot of questions. Ski companies offer so many options that it might seem like your best option is to close your eyes and point to which ones you’ll buy. While that’s not quite the best solution, there  Read more ➝

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How to Save Money on Spring Break Ski Vacations

The words “spring break” are typically and universally associated with images of the beach, sunsets and huge crowds. But for snow lovers and enthusiasts, it means it’s time to plan out a ski trip to places a little bit cooler (or at least colder)! You might have been envisioning your Spring Break ski vacation all season long,  Read more ➝

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Practice Makes Perfect: Helping Kids Ski For the First Time

Learning a new skill can be intimidating sometimes, especially for younger athletes who haven’t skied before. Like riding a bike or stepping into a pool for the first time, it can be slow going at the beginning. That’s to be expected, of course, but with your guidance and help from the resort, you can prep  Read more ➝

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How to Save Money on Your Next Ski Trip

Ski vacations, even if they’re only for the weekend, can take some planning. There’s a few logistics to work out, especially if you’re traveling out-of-state this season. Whether you’re staying local or setting your sights on a new favorite destination, you’re most likely trying to score the best deals out there. “Sifting” through the seemingly  Read more ➝

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Tuning & Waxing Your Ski Gear

It’s easy to leave things to the wayside and say you’ll get to them tomorrow. We do it when we have to take of chores, run errands or take care of our items. But when it comes to things like ski gear, the same strategy might not work to your advantage. When you want to  Read more ➝

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