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 January 13, 2015
Some folks may be cheering for spring to hurry up and get here, but you snowbirds know that we're in the middle of ski season, and the cold temps we've had lately are making conditions just right for hitting the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort.
Today, they're reporting a base of 30 to 40 inches, with eight of their 10 trails and three of their four lifts open for eager shushers. There hasn't been a lot of natural snow up there lately, but thanks to the cold weather, the conditions have been favorable for their machine-groomed surface.
This week, sessions are running on a full-day schedule, beginning at noon and ending at 10 p.m. That means no matter where you're staying in the Smokies, you've got plenty of time to make your way up to the resort, which is located atop Mt. Harrison, or park in downtown Gatlinburg and take the resort's aerial tramway up to the top.
Of course, in addition to snow skiing, you can also snowboard on the slopes, and Ober Gatlinburg has a 10-lane snow tubing course as well, which operates on its own schedule. There's also indoor ice skating and a host of other attractions, shops and eateries to enhance your visit.
And if you're ever curious to check out conditions at Ober, you can visit their live webcam here: http://obergatlinburg.com/ski/webcam/
We hope you make the most out of your winter visit to the Smokies, but don't forget that spring will be here soon. And when it arrives, we hope that instead of ziplining in Gatlinburg, you make your way to Pigeon Forge, home of Smoky Mountain Ziplines.