Blog for Zipline Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 24, 2015
Just when we thought we'd broken the icy grip of last week's winter weather, nature swoops in and dumps several more inches of snow on East Tennessee. There's an old adage about making lemons out of lemonade, and in this case, you might find the best makings for lemonade at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. After all, snow and cold weather mean awesome conditions for skiing, boarding and tubing.
This morning (Tuesday), the resort is reporting that slopes open at noon, and the tubing course opens at 11 a.m. However, they are strongly recommending NOT trying to access the resort by driving up Ski Mountain Rd. to the top of Mt. Harrison. Rather, take the Aerial Tramway from downtown Gatlinburg to get to the top of the mountain.
Up top, they've got 9 of 10 trails open and a base of 54 to 60 inches, made up of machine-groomed snow and two inches of new natural snow. And the white stuff is still coming down! Three of four lifts are open today.
Today's sessions will run from noon to 10 p.m., so if you've missed out on skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing this season, now would be a great time to give it a shot, but only if you can travel to Gatlinburg safely.
Remember, though, that warmer weather is inevitable, and although that city may be great for skiing, there are no zip lines in Gatlinburg TN that match what we have here at Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge. We hope to see you soon!