A Little History
Until 1972, skiers wound their way by car slowly and precariously up and down snow-covered Mt. Harrison en route to Gatlinburg’s ski area, which opened in 1962.
That winter, the idea to provide a safer, more comfortable means to reach the ski area was explored, and Gatlinburg’s Aerial Tramway was born.
Construction of the tramway started in September 1972, and the tramway began operation on August 5, 1973. On August 5, 2013 the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Ober Gatlinburg is one of America’s Largest Aerial Tramways.