It’s finally time!
We have been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the temperatures to drop in Gatlinburg so that we could make snow for our slopes. That day finally happened on Saturday where we were able to offer skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to ride Cub Way, Castle Run and Ski School. Excitement was high as people were able to board the red lift and then slide down these slopes. The day was absolutely beautiful and a delightful crispness was in the air. A perfect day for Ober Gatlinburg!
More Runs are Open Now
Since we have had good weather conditions this week, we’ve been able to make more snow and thus, we’ve been able to open Upper Bear and Mogul Ridge Runs which increase the skiable terrain. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic season. Please continue to monitor slope reports on our website to check which runs are open and how the snow is looking.
Back in Blue
Adventure Seekers from the Southeast flocked to Ober Gatlinburg to participate in the Annual “Back in Blue Rail Jam” event to open the Winter Season at Tennessee’s only Skiing and Snowboarding Resort. This year, Ober decided to keep the event open for anyone wishing to participate. Instead of a judged event, which could potentially take away precious moments away from riders, they kept it an open format for two hours of freestyle skiing and boarding.
The event was just as fun for spectators who were allowed to watch at no cost. Seeing the participants slide down the rails and use ramps to fly into the air for flips and 540 degree turns was nothing short of breathtaking. There’s something about the sound of skis or a snowboard, slick with snow dust, sliding across the metal rails embedded in the slope that mesmerizes the viewer. The energy was high from the crowd cheering on all of the participants, feeling their joy when they stuck their landing, or consoling them as they got back up after an unfortunate faceplant. Even after these falls, participants ages 10 and older, got up with huge smiles on their faces, thrilled with the adrenaline rush.
We’re doing some giveaways to count down to Christmas for our Facebook fans! Make sure to stay up to date on our Facebook page so you can be eligible to win some free stuff!
Snow Tubing is a hit!
Over the past couple of years, we have transitioned over to being able to sell tickets for Snow Tubing in advance online, and several days on the upcoming calendar are already sold out. For those of you looking to plan a trip for this seasonal favorite, you will most likely want to plan ahead and decide on your tubing session in advance.