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Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway in Gatlinburg, TN

1001 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738  
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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.

Highlights

  • Fantastic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Provides easy access to Ober Gatlinburg attractions.
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Good To Know

  • Few seats so expect to stand if busy.
  • Arrive early for less crowded tramways.
  • Tram departs every 20 minutes.
  • Rides last 10 minutes.
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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 for all ages including shopping and dining, indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, Scenic Chairlift, Kiddie Land and Rides, winter skiing and snowboarding, and much more. (Additional fees apply for these activities.)

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Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Scott P


"Day trip "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW

Tram ride was cool. Sky coaster was awesome! Longest chairlift in the south. Alpine slide & lots of shops in the mall. Good day trip.

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HurricaneEmpress

West Palm Beach, Florida

"Kids loved all the things to do"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2016 NEW

It is a great place to take the kids to do some fun things and wear them out. They loved being able to just have fun!

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ging2medeiros

Collierville, Tennessee

"A little dated"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW

We took the tram up and at $12 a head for a short ride up and down was a little pricey. They packed people in and there were not a lot of handholds available. A bit stuffy too. The view was nice though. Once up there, it felt liked you stepped back in time...like the 70s. Very dated. The stores looked like the stores you see down Main Street at small town, USA that time forgot.The rides we saw were okay. Not even themed. We took the chair lift up which was another dip into our pockets at $7 each. Nice ride and they take your photo as you near the top. The scenic outlook was surprisingly nice and had a great panoramic view. They even had a bluegrass band performing which was a really nice touch. The place is really more for kids 12 and under and maybe for teens who want a place to hang without their parents :).

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Beaciaczek

Chicago, Illinois

"Go for Trolls and view!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW

Nice trip with nice view. Is worthed for the view. Do not plan to eat there-distasteful . Interesting attraction is the ice rink( I wish they have a helmets ). There is few attractions worthed to see. Definitely look for a store selling the Trolls! The Arensbak family make them for over 50 years. Then follow the Trolls to the place of their creation. Is a fun trip . You can meet their creators and learn their history at 5 ArtsStudio near Cosby TN.

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Nai_Nai_Girl

Carolina Girl

"Great Views"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW

The sky tram is definitely worth taking to see the mountains. The coaster is for those riskier patrons, not me, but my friends loved it. There's numerous stores in the "mall," but nothing that interested me. A lot of the places looked run down and in need of renovation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

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.



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