Things to Do in Gatlinburg Tennessee in the Winter

Things to Do in Gatlinburg Tennessee in the Winter
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a great place to visit anytime of year, but can turn into a winter wonderland in the winter months. If you time it right, you could be here when the area is blanketed with snow. Gatlinburg is in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains, which increases its odds of getting snow during the colder months of the year.

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is a resort on top of a mountain in Gatlinburg. It is a ski and amusement location that you can access by tram downtown or drive up to. The tram ticket costs around $10 and kids 6 and younger are free. A ski access costs $30 on weekdays and $47 on the weekend with child prices running slightly cheaper. There are eight trails offered for skiing and snowboarding with varying degrees of difficulty, and other snow activities include an ice skating rink, amusement rides, and shopping.

Ober Gatlinburg
1001 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5423


Take a walk through Gatlinburg during the Smoky Mountain Winterfest, and you might think you have been transported to the north pole. Winterfest is a combined effort between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to bring a little holiday cheer to the area. Thousands upon thousands of lights are set up all over town on buildings, in trees or just standing by themselves. Even though this is a wonderful sight to behold and skiing in full swing, this is still an off season for Gatlinburg, which means you can find some good hotel rates while enjoying a wonderful scene that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week is held at the Great Smoky Mountains Park just outside of town in the month of January. During this week for outdoor enthusiasts, there are guided hikes, seminars on various activities, classes on animals and plant life, as well as talks on history, music and other topics related to the area. There are even classes designed especially for kids.

Wilderness Wildlife Week
Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
P.O. Box 1390-I
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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