Ober Gatlinburg Scout Program*

Ober Gatlinburg offers a Skiing & Snowboarding discount, when prearranged through our Group Sales Dept at least 3 days in advance,  for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, Brownies, Daisies & Venture Crew Scouts.

*Not Available on Saturdays or Any Holiday Period.

Scout rate for any group size:

                             Weekday (Daily)                      ……… Sunday
No Equipment Rentals$32$43

Includes: Area Ticket, Equipment Rental, Lesson, Helmet Rental


Snowsports Merit Badge Program – Boy Scouts

Ober Gatlinburg provides all the components for Scouts to pass the Snow Sport Merit Badge. The program includes group lessons, safety talk from Patrol, and equipment orientation from Rental Room staff. Scouts will be given a check list card to complete with all the requirements. Upon completion, a Snowsports Merit Badge Councillor will sign off on all requirements.

Program available any non-holiday period. Advance reservations required. No additional cost to scout rate. Available for groups or individuals. Scouts who are intermediate skiers/riders can reasonably expect to complete all the components for the merit badge in one day. First time skiers or snowboarders will need to demonstrate required skills for completion, this may take a few days.

On Snow Instruction:
Ober Gatlinburg PSIA/AASI certified instructors will teach Scouts all the skills that they will need to complete the Snowsports Merit Badge requirements. Lessons are 1.25 hours long and in a group setting.

Safety Requirement:
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Patrol will discuss mountain safety, the responsibility code, and first aid so that Scouts can safely enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. Scouts will also discuss equipment and maintenance with an Ober Gatlinburg ski technician.

Requirements for Scouts:
 Scout must know the requirements before arriving.
 Scout must bring SNOW SPORTS Merit Badge WORK SHEETS, filled out for either skiing or boarding.
 For worksheets go to: http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Snow-Sports.pdf

Contact Group Sales for Reservations/Information – 865-436-5423 or sales@obergatlinburg.com


Scout Program FAQs :

Q: What is the minimum group size to get the scout rate?
A: There is no group size restriction. The scout rate is available for individual scouts or groups of scouts.

Q: What is included in the scout rate?
A: Area ticket, equipment rental, lesson, and a helmet rental are included in the scout rate.

Q: I am not a Boy Scout, but a Girl Scout, Cub Scout, Adventurer, etc… Am I still eligible to receive discount?
A: Yes! Scout Rate applies to all organizations under the scout umbrella.

Q: What do I need to do to get a Snowsports Merit Badge?
A:  Ober Gatlinburg offers a Snowsports Merit Badge program. To complete the program in one day, the scout must be an intermediate level skier/rider. Make sure that the scout has completed the Snowsports Merit Badge worksheet and knows all requirements. The scout will need to have a ski/snowboard instructor sign off on the on-snow skiing/riding skills, a ski patroller to sign off on the safety presentation, and a rental room technician to sign off on equipment. Upon completion of all 3 phases, a Snowsports Merit Badge councilor or a designated representative will sign off on the completion of merit badge.

Q: How long will it take to get a Snowsports Merit Badge?
A: For intermediate level skiers and riders, all of the requirements for the snowsports merit badge can be completed in one day. For beginners and “never-evers”, the amount of time depends on the ability level of the scout. It is recommended to take multiple lessons over the course of a few days.

Q: Do I need to make a reservation to get the Scout Rate?
A: Yes! Advance reservations required for individual scouts to receive the scout rate.  You can Email or Call our Group Sales Office at least 3 days prior to your visit.  groups@obergatlinburg.com or 1-800-MUCH-FUN

Q: Do I need to make a reservation for the Snowsports Merit Badge program?
A: Yes! Please let our Group Sales Dept know at least 3 days in advance of your arrival. Please call Ober Gatlinburg at 1-800-MUCH-FUN and ask for Group Sales to make reservations.

Q: Help! I need more information or I have a special request. Who can I call?
A: We are always here to help! Please call 1-800-MUCH-FUN and ask for Group Sales to receive general program information. For special requests and additional information please contact Greg Gavrilets at 1-800-MUCH-FUN Ext. 204.