About the Tram :
Departing regularly from downtown Gatlinburg, this cable car will take you on a breathtaking 2.1-mile ride up to the Amusement Park & Ski Area.
The Aerial Tram station is located at Parkway and LeConte Street in downtown Gatlinburg (1001 Parkway).
One of America’s Largest Aerial Tramways departs regularly from downtown Gatlinburg, going directly to the Amusement Park and Ski Area.
The two 120 -passenger counter-balanced cars provide an experience for all ages, from the young to the young at heart.
$ 12Round Trip Ticket
$ 9.50Ages 5 - 11( 4 & Under Free )
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’s is one of America’s Largest Aerial Tramways. “
About the Tram Cars
New tram cars were purchased through Doppelmayr CTEC, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Designed, engineered and constructed by CWA Constructions in Olten, Switzerland, the new tram cars and carrier arms are made of a high-grade aluminum alloy, the same used in the aerospace industry. CWA is the largest manufacturer of ropeway cabins and gondolas in the world.
” The original tram cars had been in service for nearly 34 years.”
Construction of the new cars and carriers began in November 2006 and was completed in March 2007.