Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 25, 2014
Well, almost… Although Ober Gatlinburg ski resort hasn't yet opened its mountain slopes for skiing and snowboarding, you can still get in some early winter fun by snow tubing. Now through early spring 2015, the attraction's 10-lane tubing course is open to the public, offering zippy downhill action for ages 3 and older. Tubers have to be at least 6 years old, but ages 3 to 5 can ride with an adult.
Sessions last an hour and a half, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions cost $20 to $25, depending on the day of the week, and five to six sessions are scheduled throughout the day.
Of course, the slopes will be open for skiing and boarding within a few weeks, offering downhill fun on as many as nine trails, ranging from beginner to challenging. Hopefully, there will be plenty of natural snow to pack the slopes this year, but if not, the resort is able to manufacture plenty of their own.
But Ober Gatlinburg isn't the only place in the Smokies you can experience the fun of downhill speed. Our zip lines in Pigeon Forge offer as many as 24 lines on our canopy tours and four SuperZip lines, which means you can find thrills in the mountains even when it's not snowing. Of course, we're a little more dependent on weather conditions as we get into winner, so keep checking our website or give us a call to confirm our schedule.