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 December 4, 2012
Ober Gatlinburg ski resort is open all year long, but it's about this time of year that the mountaintop attraction really starts to sparkle. As the temperatures continue to drop, the conditions will become just right for enjoying all kinds of wintertime activities.
Unfortunately, we're experiencing some unseasonably mild conditions here in the Smokies, so the ski and snowboarding slopes aren't open yet. But Ober's 10-lane snow-tubing slide is open, and the indoor ice skating arena is open year 'round. Taking a turn on the ice is a traditional way to get into the spirit of Christmas.
Once temps really go south for the winter, usually after the first of the year, activity on the slopes should get into gear, and that's when you'll be able to shush your way downhill on skis or a snowboard.
No matter what time of year you visit, however, there are all kinds of things for families to do at Ober Gatlinburg, including an alpine slide, chair lift and a wildlife encounter featuring black bears, river otters and birds of prey. There are also shops and a restaurant in the resort to help round out your experience.
Ziplining, of course, is an outdoor thrill of a different kind, but instead of ziplining in Gatlinburg, make the short trip to Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge, home of the biggest, fastest zipline course in the Smokies.