SO, WHEN IS SKI SEASON?  On average, we OPEN the slopes in EARLY TO MID DECEMBER and CLOSE in EARLY TO MID MARCH.  Exact opening and closing dates for the ski slopes are determined by Mother Nature … Never the same dates from one ski season to the next … and usually not predictable until just days in advance.

Never Skied or Snowboarded before?  … PLEASE Start Here :

All Skiers and SnowBoarders must have a valid Ski Area Ticket & Approved Equipment ( skis or snowboard only) to enter the slopes.  The best way to learn downhill skiing or snowboarding is to take a lesson from one of our qualified instructors (mandatory for first-time skiers or snowboarders).

The Process :

  • Stop in ticketing and purchase your Ski Area Ticket, Rental Equipment &  Lesson.  You will then proceed to the rental shop to pick up your equipment.
  • Go to the counters to be assigned your equipment.
  • Exit the Rental Shop onto the snow and proceed to the Gatlinburg Snowsports Center area located just beyond the Slope Gate.
  • Coin lockers are available throughout our facilities to safely store your personal items. If you need assistance, at any time during this process, please do not hesitate to ask any of our employees.