Ober Gatlinburg is proud to announce the addition of an exciting, year round adventure attraction, the ADG Mountain Coaster, opening in 2015. Breaking Ground of Tennessee’s Highest Mountain Coaster Set for Early 2015.  

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Dec 12, 2014)— Ober Gatlinburg is proud to announce the addition of an exciting, year round adventure attraction, the ADG Mountain Coaster, opening in the late-summer of 2015.  Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area will be a fabulous setting for the coaster which is nestled just below the peak of Mt. Harrison.  Offering guests an activity of this caliber will increase enjoyment for all visitors who are seeking a new thrill with fantastic views.  Ober Gatlinburg is partnering with ADG, Inc., of Cohoes NY, the leading manufacturer of mountain coasters and slides in the US, to bring this attraction to the top of Ski Mountain Road.  The ride will last approximately 5 ½ minutes and cover nearly 4000 feet.  Construction will begin in early 2015 and the ride is projected to open Late-August of 2015.

The mountain coaster will depart near the Tubing Park and begin with a tranquil uphill ride through woods that border the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Once at the top, riders will be whisked down adrenaline pumping turns, dips, zigs, zags, corkscrews and G-force action adventures.  Although the mountain coaster can be exhilarating, it is the ultimate family experience and is great for any age.  Children, parents and grandparents can comfortably enjoy the ride and choose their own pace down the mountain.  Enjoy the high-speed adventure, hugging every turn and dip as you zoom down the mountain at speeds up to 25 MPH, or choose a more relaxed pace suitable to your enjoyment level.

Designed for comfort, the unique ADG Mountain Coaster carts provide a more secure and comfortable ride with room for two riders, higher back rests and shorter brake levers for easier handling and control.  Whatever speed is chosen, the ADG coaster is top rated for safety and designed with a seatbelt monitoring system.

Please see latest Coaster updates here (click).

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park is Tennessee’s only ski Area and continues to be a favored year-round destination.  The upcoming 2015-2016 season will mark Ober Gatlinburg’s 54th year as a snow sports area, offering skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter and an alpine slide, scenic chairlift, chair swing, maze, water raft rides and mini golf in the summer.  The Mountain Coaster will join the Wildlife Encounter, Arcade and Ober’s Indoor Ice Rink as a year-round attraction.

Ober’s 6th annual Oktoberfest will begin on September 25th and run through November 1st.  Guests can enjoy multiple show times of The Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band everyday while indulging in authentic German cuisine at the Seasons of Ober Restaurant.  Each weekend of Oktoberfest, Ober’s Bier Garten will feature different German Biers and Wines with fun and games for the entire family.

 

 

32 Comments

  • Dawn Adams says:

    How much is this attraction and ill it be open next week end Jan 16-18th?

    • Kate Barido says:

      Good morning Dawn!

      Please see our rates for Skiing and Snowboarding here: https://obergatlinburg.com/skiing-tickets/
      Tubing is $20-$25 depending if it is a weekday or weekend/holiday rate.
      Aerial Tram is $12 for one round-trip for adults; $9.50 ages 5-11; < age 4 rides free! Hopefully this helps! Have a great day!

  • Kathleen Bowers says:

    Wondering if there is a date set when the mountain coaster will open

    • Kate Barido says:

      Good morning Kathleen!
      We broke ground on the mountain coaster late last summer, with plans to open this coming summer. Progress was delayed because of the steeper-than-expected terrain. Please keep a watch for updates! We are excited to offer another great activity to Ober Gatlinburg!
      Enjoy your day!

      • Tabitha says:

        Is this included in the wristband price?

        • Kate Barido says:

          Hi Tabitha!
          We will be selling coaster tickets separate from the wristband for $15, OR a 3 pack for $36 (one rider). We are looking at an opening date of mid-to late August 2015– we hope you’ll be able to visit! Please call in advance or watch our website for updates on the exact opening date. Have a great day & see you soon!

  • Hannah Wise says:

    Hi I am coming to gatlinburg in March so I was wondering if ski slopes are open and if this coaster will be open by them

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Hannah! Ski slopes will stay open to early March– we will begin coaster construction and it shall open by Summer of 2015!

      See you soon!

  • peggy page says:

    How much is ice skating

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Peggy!

      Ice skating is $9 for a 3 hour session– this price includes skate rentals. Hope to see you soon!

  • don says:

    Do you rent the “big foot” skis

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Don!
      Rent up to size 16 men’s ski boots and have skis that the boots will fit… as far as the “big foot” skis that showed up after I searched for them– no. Hopefully you just need large boots! 🙂 Have a great afternoon!

  • myra says:

    I am planning a trip for July for 25 or so people. I’d like to get pricing for the mountain coaster only. I have the prices for everything else. Will it definitely be open in July 2015? thank you!

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Myra!
      Thank you for checking in! We are currently finalizing pricing and it looks like it will be about $12 per ride. The pricing we are really looking at and making decisions upon includes Coaster Group Pricing. Please check back or keep a look out online for our final pricing decisions. Thank you!

      • Wanda says:

        will you have discounts on the coaster and will you get a discount if you ride it once and want to ride it more then one time or will you have a wrist band for the coaster also?

        • Kate Barido says:

          Hi Wanda! We will be selling coaster tickets for $15, OR a 3 pack for $36 (one rider). We are looking at an opening date of mid-to late August 2015– we hope you’ll be able to visit! Please call in advance or watch our website for updates on the exact opening date. Have a great day & see you soon!

  • Daniel says:

    Hello. Just wondering if there is an opening date set for the new ADG Mountain Coaster?

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Daniel!
      We are looking at an opening date of mid-to late August 2015– we hope you’ll be able to visit! Please call in advance or watch our website for updates on the exact opening date. Have a great day & see you soon!

  • We will b there in july and are wondering if any final pricing has been done on the roller coaster.

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Sharon!
      We will be selling coaster tickets for $15, OR a 3 pack for $36 (one rider). We are looking at an opening date of mid-to late August 2015– we hope you’ll be able to visit! Please call in advance or watch our website for updates on the exact opening date. Have a great day & see you soon!

  • Steve says:

    We visit Gatlinburg every year and Ober Gatlinburg is always one of our favorites! We always buy the activity wristband for the summer activities. Will the mountain coaster be included in the wristband? Also, will there be any coupons for the coaster like there is for the tram (the $1 off coupon)? Can’t wait to see y’all in August!

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Steve!
      It’s great to hear that you come to Gatlinburg every year! Since we are looking to have the coaster open in mid to late August, we will not be including them in the prices for the wristband. We will be selling coaster tickets for $15, OR a 3 pack for $36 (one rider). Please call in advance or watch our website for updates on the exact opening date. Have a great day & see you soon!

  • Sherry says:

    Hey we are coming up June 29th – July 3rd. Will the mountain coaster be open my this week? If so will it be included in the All Activity Pass?

    • Kate Barido says:

      Sherry–
      First of all- sorry for the late reply, as you have already come to visit our attraction! The coaster is not quite open yet as you may have found. We will look to having an opening date of mid-to late August. For the first year, we will keep the Coaster separate from the wristband. Thanks for checking in and we hope you had a wonderful visit! Take care

  • Carlos says:

    Will the Mountain Coaster be open by July 1 2015. I was looking through some travel brochures I received in the mail and the ride sounds very exciting.

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Carlos!
      Indeed, it will be exciting! We are looking to an opening date of mid-to late August 2015– we hope you’ll be able to visit! Please call in advance or watch our website for updates on the exact opening date. Have a great day & see you soon!

  • Diane says:

    Do u have a definite day for the opening of the alpine coaster?

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Diane!

      Unfortunately, we do not have a definite opening date for the coaster. We are aiming for Mid August at this point. Please stay tuned for more information.
      Thank you!

  • Amy Williams says:

    hello I am planning strip mid to late November will skiing be guaranteed at that time?

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi Amy!
      We plan to open our snow tubing on November 21st, however skiing is more of a moving target. If the temperature is right and the weather is cooperative we try to open the slopes by December 15. Last year, we were not able to open the slopes until the end of December. Please stay tuned for slope and weather updates once we get closer to winter. Skiing in November is difficult… it’s happened before, but is not common. Thanks for checking in Amy!

  • Prakash says:

    Hi – We are planning to visit Gatlinburg on Mar 19-21. Will the snow tubing, skiing and other activities in Ober Gatlinburg will be open during that time?

    • Kate Barido says:

      Hi!
      The Snowtubing will be open, along with the Ski Mountain Coaster, Ice Skating, Wildlife Encounter,Scenic Chairlift, & possibly the Alpine Slide IF the ski slopes close by then. We can not predict the closing date as the weather drives this decision.
      Pease call or check back closer to the date of your arrival! Have a great day!