Monthly Archives: January 2015

Freestyle Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg Terrain Park

As the winter wears on, and some people start looking for the colors of spring, folks up on the mountain are in a world of white. January at Ober Gatlinburg means the season – and the snow – are still building up.

Right now the Smoky Mountains’ very own ski resort has 8 of 10 trails open and 3 of 4 lifts. There’s 35 to 45 inches of snow as base, the weather’s cold enough to freeze, and the resort just turned the snow-making guns on Grizzly, the long Black Diamond trail that the more advanced skiers have been eagerly waiting for. (more…)

The 12th Annual Evergreen Ball 2015

image courtesy of Friends of the Smokies

image courtesy of Friends of the Smokies

The 12th Annual Evergreen Ball takes place this Saturday evening, forming a fitting celebration at the end of another year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week.

Organized by Friends of the Smokies, the Evergreen Ball is a way for supporters of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to celebrate and meet friends new and old, over cocktails and dinner, with benefit auctions, and live-music dancing. (more…)

Wilderness Wildlife Week, 2015

Image courtesy of Wilderness Wildlife Week

Image courtesy of Wilderness Wildlife Week

The last week in January marks the time of the 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week. Based in LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, the massively popular event is also incredibly huge in scope. Lasting 8 days from Saturday, January 24, 2015 through Saturday, January 31, the event is totally FREE and open to all.

With literally hundreds of experts and talents in practically any field you can think of, conducting hundreds of classes, demonstrations, tours and performances through the week, it is simply impossible not to find something each day that enthralls you. This is perfect family fun, informative and entertaining at the same time. (more…)