Winter along with our Ski and Snow Tubing season may be over, but the fun does not need to stop! While we transition to warmer weather, our activities will also be changing. As the snow continues to melt off the slopes, Ober will be adding in its Maze, Kiddie Rides, our Mini Golf Course, and NEW Summer Tubing! In the attractions business, we call this transition a “Shoulder Season.” We are out with the old and in with the new! Before you plan your next trip to Ober, we have a few tips for maximizing your fun in Gatlinburg.
Plan! Our operations crew is working every day to set up our Spring, Summer, and Fall attractions. This is a massive job with heavy equipment being moved around. During this time, we still have our famous Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift, Ice Skating, Wildlife Encounter, and Ice Bumper Cars set up and ready for fun. However, if you had your eye on our NEW Summer Tubing, you will be glad to know that it is on its way to opening! While we encourage visits to Ober Gatlinburg in any season, if your goal is to take part in our activities being set up you may want to plan a trip for when ALL our activities are up and running.
When should you expect our new activities to be ready? We are adding our activities as soon as possible which means they could be ready when this Blog is sent. However, if you are planning a long trip to Gatlinburg, our recommendation is to visit Ober after our shutdown period. The shutdown period is from April 22nd– May 2nd. Ober will be using this time to finish installing our attractions as well as making improvements to our facilities.
If your trip is coming up before our Shutdown, there will still be plenty of fun. Experience Ober Gatlinburgs most popular attractions like the Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ice Skating, Shops, Ice Bumper Cars, and our amazing Restaurant and Lounge. So, even though our entire Ober Experience is not yet ready, you can still fill your day with fun and beautiful scenery at Ober Gatlinburg. We look forward to seeing you soon to try out all of the great new activities and events at Ober.
Make sure to check our social media and website for updates on when activities will open as well as information on our Easter Sunrise Service, Mayfest, and Uphill 5k coming soon!