Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain (OGFT) was founded during the 2009/2010 season. Since then we have grown every year, expanding snowmaking capabilities, improving building techniques, and increasing the number of available jibs. Our park crew are all dedicated skiers and riders who want to create and maintain the safest and most fun setups possible for our guests. OGFT strives to encourage progression and is committed to providing well built and maintained features for the public to enjoy.
OUR OGFT CREW
BACK IN BLUE – NOVEMBER
We’ll kick off the Winter Season for our Annual Back In Blue Rail Jam. Participants can dust off their Snowboards and Skis and jam on Rails, Boxes, and jumps.The snow in our Tubing Park will be ready to rock for one night only, and Snow Tubing will begin the following morning.
You don’t have to participate in the rail jam to enjoy this event. There will be fabulous prizes, awesome music and vendors set up to make it just as much fun for spectators!
Drawing competitors from Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, Back in Blue showcases up and coming talent from our region. The event is free for spectators and more information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“KING OF THE MOUNTAIN” – DATE TBA
Modeled on the Freeride World Tour, King of the Mountain will combine technical skiing and freestyle creativity to determine the best on the mountain. The course will be on Mogul Ridge and the upper half of Castle Run and competitors will be judged on five categories and given 2 runs on the course. The event is free (for ticketed skiers/snowboarders w/equipment) but helmets and waivers are mandatory. Registration will start at 10 AM at the Slope Gate and the event will run from 11AM to 1 PM, with awards immediately following the conclusion in “The Loft Lounge”. We will be crowning a King of Mountain skier and snowboarder as well as a Queen of the Mountain!
LADIES NIGHT IN THE PARK – DATES TBA
Ladies Night in the Park is the perfect opportunity to try out the jibs in the park in a no pressure, ladies only environment. The park crew will build and design progressive features to maximize the fun. Led by a female coach with plenty of support and motivation, Ladies Night in the Park is a great way to learn about freestyle riding or improve your park skills! ….PLUS, as an added bonus, on the same nights, check this out :
Ladies, want to ski for free and help out a local charity at the same time? Ladies of all ages will receive a free 6pm-10pm Lift Ticket with 10 canned goods or non-perishable items. So whether you want to hit the slopes with your College Buddies or Gal Pals come out for a night of fun and recreation to support the Sevier County Food Ministries.
SPRING FLING MARCH
Ober Gatlinburg’s traditional spring celebration returns for another season! Pond skimming, giant slalom, jump competition, plenty of food and drinks, and cool vendors will all be on display. Registration will start in mid – February and there will be loads of great prizes up for grabs. Compete against your friends or just come out for a fun day in the sun! Sponsors to be announced.
Big thanks to all of our sponsors for their continued support!