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March 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am - May 27, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
From March 22nd to approximately May 28th the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway will be closed for major upgrades and preventive maintenance.
During this time, Ober will be replacing the existing Track Ropes and switching to an AC drive with a variable frequency controller. Estimated cost of the project will be $4.5 million.
Also during this time, Ober Gatlinburg will offer a free shuttle from downtown to our mountaintop park and back. Although the Aerial Tramway will not be in service, Ober Gatlinburg 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 monitor Ober Gatlinburg’s website and social media for updates regarding operating hours and activity schedules.
In addition, all operations and facilities at Ober Gatlinburg will have its Annual Shutdown for maintenance and improvements April 26th– 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. Ober Gatlinburg will be completely closed to the public during this time.