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Ober Gatlinburg 2017 Begins with the Rail Jam and Snow Tubing

Ober Gatlinburg is starting its winter season on Friday, November 17, 2017 with the advanced skier freestyle evening event known as Back in Blue Rail Jam. This year participants will be entered in a drawing for a prize. The ski-moves showoff and practice event is from 6pm to 8pm.

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

This is a great event simply to spectate, with vendors, food and on-snow entertainment. It’s too early yet to open the ski resort’s Terrain Park, this kickoff party celebrates the Tubing Park, where they’ve been making a huge amount of snow and setting the rails and grooming for this event.

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Oktoberfest 2016 at Ober Gatlinburg

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

It’s that time of the year again. Oktoberfest has come to Ober Gatlinburg with the promise of cooler weather, snow on the horizon, amazing German food, and of course beers galore! As winter beckons and the fall leaves begin to turn to brilliant shades of red and gold, visitors are flocking to the Smoky Mountains and enjoying the ski area’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest.

This annual event can be enjoyed from September 23 through October 30, 2016. Families and friends can delight in the special German food that is prepared on a daily basis. The cuisine is inspired from traditional Bavarian festivals and includes a few crowd-pleasing classics such as turkey legs, strudel, schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels, and of course heaping side orders of sauerkraut. Attendees over the age of 21 can choose from a wide selection of exotic beers that make the perfect accompaniment to the German cuisine.

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Ober Gatlinburg Special Ski Events: Freestyle on the Mountain

Winter in the Smoky Mountains turns into the best of fun at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, just an Aerial Tramway ride away from downtown Gatlinburg.

During the ski season, Ober Gatlinburg holds a number of special events, fun to participate in if you’re an advanced skier, and fun to watch at any level of skill.

Check out this view of the ski area from the air:

A one of a kind view of what Ober Gatlinburg looks like from above! #OberGatlinburg

Posted by Ober Gatlinburg on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 

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Oktoberfest 2015 and Winter is Coming

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

Oktoberfest could claim to be the first big party of the holiday season – there’s nothing like getting a start on things. You don’t have to tell them this at Ober Gatlinburg, where Oktoberfest 2015 gets underway on September 25 and will run through November 1.

Celebrating the German tradition, Ober Gatlinburg puts on a show with Bavarian food, beer, music, crazy dancing and fun.

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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…)

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…)

2014 Christmas on Ice at Ober Gatlinburg

images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

This weekend Ober Gatlinburg ski area celebrates Christmas with its annual Christmas on Ice show.

The event is FREE, and held at the ski area’s year-round Ice Skating Arena, centerpiece of the resort’s indoor shopping mall on the mountain.

Christmas on Ice features two evening shows, on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 5pm, December 6-7, 2014. Our local area skaters again put on a colorful and dynamic show set to Christmas music and themes. (more…)

Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing 2014

image courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

Nothing says winter like snow, and Ober Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains has plenty of it. The slopes will open in December, but the 2014 fun season starts on November 21 with a Rail Jam on Friday night, celebrating the newly groomed snow in the Tubing Park. Then on Saturday – Snow Tubing begins and it’s winter!

The “Back in Blue” Rail Jam is a chance for skiers and boarders to try their moves on the rails – because facing in the same direction is boring, right? Competitors in two age groups of 14 and under and 15 and over will compete for a piece of the $1,000 prize money, along with lots of merchandise being given away. (more…)