Monthly Archives: February 2015

Snow Making at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

One of the big guns.

One of the big guns.

Ober Gatlinburg is Gatlinburg’s very own ski area, and East Tennessee’s only snow resort. What makes a ski area is snow of course. But what makes the snow? At Ober Gatlinburg, in business for over half a century, the secret of good snow is high technology.

Snow making guns are the hallmark of every ski area in the temperate zone nowadays. Every skier knows that man-made snow has a more granular feel than natural snowflakes, but it’s an important asset for creating a solid base and guaranteeing the times that trails are open. Meanwhile snow makers around the world strive continually to come close to the natural powder that skiers crave. (more…)

February Love & Marriage in the Smoky Mountains

image courtesy of Carles-Witt Events

image courtesy of Carles-Witt Events

February is an especially romantic month in the Smoky Mountains, and that’s saying something, for an area that’s one of the most popular places in the country to get married.

Romance is year round in the Smoky Mountains, but February holds that special Valentine’s Day in its heart, a favorite time to propose marriage. Spring is just around the corner, but it’s still cold and cozy by the fireplace to snuggle, and set the scene for that proposal. (more…)

Carles-Witt Events: Wedding Planners and More

Wedding Planners Extraordinaire: Carles-Witt Events

When you’re planning to get married, that’s exactly what’s involved: planning. Many people turn to a wedding planner to help with the enormous amount of details required to make sure the special day is perfect.

At Gatlinburg Falls Resort, where many couples come to be married in our scenic wedding facility, people often look for help with their wedding, and we always turn to sisters Julie Witt and Janene Carles. Julie and Janene are the owners of Carles-Witt Events, and planners of flawless weddings. (more…)