2021 Spring Fling
Turn Back Time to the 80s at Ober Gatlinburg for Spring Fling!
Ober Gatlinburg’s annual Spring Fling Event is happening on Saturday, March 6. Returning this year is the crowd favorite event, Pond Skimming, where skiers and snowboarders come down the slope to a pond and attempt to skim across without sinking into icy cold water. There will also be Giant Slalom and High Ollie competitions, as well as some other Terrain Park feature events. Top prizes include a Never Summer snowboard and products from Smith, Prinoth, and Dakine. This is a free event and advance registration will be available online at www.obergatlinburg.com/springfling. Participants can also register in person the day of the event. Everyone who registers will receive a complimentary Ole Smoky t-shirt. *Waivers need to be filled out on property for each participant*
Following the Spring Fling competition, everyone is invited to stay as Ober Gatlinburg Rocks the 80’s! Liquid Velvet will take the stage at 7:00 PM in The Loft Lounge. The band will play us tunes from the era of Toto, Heart, neon clothing, and Pac-Man. There is no cover for the live music. There will also be free contests for both men and women in the categories of Best 80’s Hair/Mustache, Best 80’s Ski Attire, and Best 80’s Outfit. Winners from these contests will have their choice of ski passes or tram/wristband vouchers. Customers who purchase Sierra Nevada beer will also have a chance to win a set of Sierra Nevada skis, which will be given away during the concert.
Spring Fling Schedule:
10am: Registration/ Waivers
12pm: Participant Meeting
12:30pm- 2pm: Giant Slalom
2pm- 2:30pm: Jump Practice (Jump is dependent on snow conditions)
2:30pm-3:30pm: Jump Competition
3:30pm-4:30pm: Break for Competitors/ Ski School vs Ski Patrol Events
4:30pm-5:30pm: Pond Skimming
6pm: High Ollie Contest
6:30pm: Awards (Obergarten for Spring Fling Competition Prizes)
7pm-10:30pm: Liquid Velvet Concert
- Prizes for Sierra Nevada drawing, Best Ski Outfit, Best 80s Outfit, and Best Hair/Mustache will happen at intermission of the concert.