FOR THE BEST VIEWS OF THE SMOKIES
SPECIAL NOTICE, PLEASE READ:
From March 22nd to approximately May 28th the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway will be closed for major upgrades and preventive maintenance. We will be replacing the existing Track Ropes and switching to an AC drive with a variable frequency controller. The Track Ropes have a 50-year lifespan, and we will be replacing the original Track Ropes from 1973 when the Aerial Tram was built with 9-miles of steel cables. Estimated cost of the project will be $4.5 million.
During this time, we will offer a free shuttle from downtown to our mountaintop park or you may self-drive (DIRECTIONS HERE). Although the Aerial Tramway will not be in service, we will continue to operate all other attractions, retail malls/shops and food service locations. The duration of this upgrade project is estimated and could be accelerated or extended as needed. Please check our Instagram, Facebook, and website for updates regarding operating hours and activity schedules.
We will also have our Annual Shutdown for maintenance and improvements April 26th through May 13th, 2021. The Shutdown will consist of all departments making cosmetic improvements as well as inspections and maintenance on activities including some capital improvements. We will be completely closed to the public during this time.
DAYS & HOURS OF OPERATION
Ticket Sales End 1/2 Hr Before Closing Time
PLEASE NOTE: Operating hours are subject to change without notice due to Weather or other concerns
Come soar 2.1 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee and a 1500 foot rise in elevation. Our two 120-passenger counter-balanced cars provides an amazing aerial experience for all ages, from the young to the young at heart. Our Aerial Tramway departs from downtown Gatlinburg and will whisk you up directly to our Amusement Park and Ski Area.
History: In the winter of 1972 an idea to provide a safer, more comfortable way to reach the ski area was needed and the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway was born. The tramway was completed August of 1973 and is now celebrating it’s 47th anniversary having carried MILLIONS OF PEOPLE to Ober Gatlinburg!
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).
We can carry over 3,000 guests to Gatlinburg’s Top Attraction daily.
Experience the best view of the Smoky Mountains!
20 Minutes between each Tram Car Departure.
Due to the high demand and a large number of guests during Holiday Periods and Weekends you may encounter a wait time of 2 or more hours to board the Aerial Tramway. Please schedule your time accordingly to allow for delays.