Unlimited round-trip aerial tramway rides for two consecutive days.Close
Ride the 120-passenger Aerial Tramway year round and enjoy spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains and a mountain of fun for the whole family at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park. The Tram departs every 20 minutes for the 10-minute journey up the mountain. Ober Gatlinburg offers activities including indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, and Scenic Chairlift.
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Views are spectacular! Not much on top of mountain once you get there. Tourist shops with crap! Wildlife Experience is bears. Poor things are kept in captivity in their own habitat! Have issues with that. Worth it for the views though. Lines can be over and hour long after 12 noon. Get there early! Ticket is good for two days though...so at $12 per adult... a deal in a very touristy area.
Loved it! worth every penny. The views are breathtaking and I even got to see bears! I totally recommend it. Word of advice, don't come when it is near closing time because for the way back there is a VERY long line and could be waiting for an hour or so to get back.
Definitely worth the price. The conductors give you some information about what you're seeing below as you take the ride up. It was especially nice in the fall when we traveled there. The foliage was very colorful. I also like the fact that it wasn't too quick to could take time to view behind where you left and head where you are going. Just a hint, if you want to take pictures you should really try to be at the head of the line and if you're not going to make that than wait for the next tram because everyone fills up around the sides and you can easily get stuck in the center, where you can still see things but is not as easy to take pictures. Note the time of year that you're doing this, as we went in early November and was in the 40s at the top and the front and back windows were open. Once you're at the top there are other attractions you can see and some shops. Also a restaurant which is separately reviewed. We did take an additional left for an additional charge beyond the top of this to get to the highest point available that one was a little scarier as it was a ski lift type of ride and my wife is afraid of heights. But she was a trooper and we made it to the top and enjoyed it. Do note that they stamp your hand and you can then come back as many times and ride that day and the following day. This made it much more worthwhile.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
What a beautiful ride! Veiws were incredible! Very little wait time, maybe 10 minutes, the staff was very polite, and helpful, assisting those who were elderly with seating first. We were able to save a nice little amount of money because the tram offers a military discount. Also, our hands were stamped allowing us to use the tram for two days, paying only that one time. Tram was also kept very clean, making it easy to take clesr pictures through the windows.
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Can I bring food or alcohol to Ober Gatlingburg?
Outside food and beverages including alcoholic beverages are not allowed on to the Aerial Tramway or Ober Gatlinburg premises. Beer is available for consumption in Ober’s Snack bar and alcoholic beverages are available in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant and The Loft Lounge.
Does Ober Gatlinburg rent strollers and wheelchairs?
A limited number of single and double strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first served basis. Single strollers are $4.00 per day, and double strollers are $6.00 per day. Unfortunately, we do not rent wheelchairs at this time.
How much is parking?
Parking is $5.00 CASH per standard-size vehicle and $7.00 for over-sized vehicles. Parking is not available on the mountain for buses and over-sized vehicles on weekends & holidays. Sorry, all parking must be paid with cash – no credit cards accepted.
How often does the aerial tram leave?
The Tram leaves every 20 minutes, taking you on a beautiful 10 minute, 2.1 mile long ride between our downtown tram terminal and our resort on top of the mountain.
Is there an ATM located at Ober Gatlinburg?
ATM machines are located in the Downtown Tramway Mall next to the River Road entrance, and in the Ober Gatlinburg Mall near the hallway entrance to the Ober’s Snack bar (ATM 1) and to the left side of the Fudge Shop (ATM 2).
What is the pet policy?
Pets are not permitted in the Tramway Mall or on any premises at Ober Gatlinburg. Service animals for guests with disabilities are permitted.
What activities are located at the top of the mountain?
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park offers activities for all ages. Shopping and dining, indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift, Kiddie Land and Rides, winter skiing and snowboarding.
Does it cost money to participate in the activities at the top of the mountain?
Yes, below is pricing for each attraction: (subject to change)
Alpine Slide - $7 per person (weight limit 300 lbs, ages 6 & under ride with adult)
Scenic Chairlift - $7 per person (weight limit 600 lbs, ages 6 & under ride with adult)
Wildlife Encounter - $7 adults, $5 children (5-11 years)
Ice Skating - $9
Carousel - $3.50 (children 36” must ride with adult)
Ski Rental - $25 day time, $20 Night time
Snowboard Rental - $30 Day time, $25 Night Time
Please note pricing is subject to change.
For skiing and snowboarding, when does the area open/close for the season?
We usually open around mid-December and our typical closing date is early March. We open as soon as we have made enough snow to cover most of the trails. The opening and closing dates vary depending on the weather.
Do you rent ski clothing?
We do rent snow pants for $12/$30 deposit, ski jackets for $12/$50 deposit, and helmets for $6/$50 deposit. All items are rented on a first-come-first-serve basis.
May I bring our sleds and use them on your slopes?
Sorry, sleds are not allowed on our slopes.
What should I wear for skiing, snowboarding or tubing?
The best way to dress for winter is to wear layers. This gives you more flexibility to add or remove layers, depending on the weather and your activity. Turtleneck shirts, sweaters, long underwear and footless tights work well as under-layers. Wear one pair of socks. Ski boots and snowboard boots have liners. Wear appropriate hats, goggles, gloves, sunglasses, etc. for the weather conditions.
Be sure to wear pants or jacket/shirt with a hole or loop to fasten the lift or tubing ticket such as a zipper pull, button-hole or belt loop.