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View of Ober Mountain aeriel tram and the view of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains below

Is Ober Mountain Worth It?

The New Ober Mountain Adventure Park

  • What's New?

  • What is There to Do There?

  • Can You Drive Up?

  • Do You Have to Take the Aerial Tram?

  • Where Can You Stay Near Ober?

  • How Long Do People Spend There?

I'm happy to answer ALL these questions & more!

Snowboarder on a downhill run at Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
my photo of the Ober Trams passing each other on the mountain, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Mountain Biking at Ober, Young man rides his bike down the trails at Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg

This Winter Wonderland Theme Park and Ski Area was founded in 1962, and most of us

have known it as "Ober Gatlinburg" for all these years.

In 2022, when it was bought by some Sevier County natives; 

one of whom is the founder of Ole Smoky Moonshine. They officially changed the name to

"Ober Mountain Adventure Park & Ski Area"

We are all excited for what is to come for Ober!

The location of Ober Mountain has not changed and is on the top of Mount Harrison and can be accessed by following Ski Mountain Road, about 3 miles up.

It is also only 3 miles from the downtown Gatlinburg Parkway!

Ober was in need of some new life! 

See All My Best Cabin Recommendations Here

Cabins with Indoor Private Pools

Gatlinburg Pet Friendly Cabins

SkyPark Vs Ober Vs Anakeesta

What is New at Ober Mountain?

There are many exciting plans in the works! Ober will be evolving over time, and so you should check back here from time to time, as I update new changes! So far, this is what is new:​​

  • New Elevator, Logos and Fresh Paint 

  • Mountain Biking Trails & Bike Rentals

  • New 4-Lane Zipline Experience Coming Soon

  • Huge Jump Pillow

  • Outdoor Movies & Sports on a Huge 22-foot LED Wall

  • The Tramway Mall is now Known as "Base Camp" (love it!)

  • Winter Weddings & Vow Renewals Venue

  • Ice Skate Aids

  • ATV Riding Coming Soon...

  • 15 New Remote Control Snow Guns for Ultimate Snow Making

  • Summer Tubing Hills

  • 30 Foot Rock Wall

  • Daddy's Dogs - Nashville Famous Hot Dogs

  • Yee Haw Beer

  • New Live Entertainment, Festivals, & Seasonal Celebrations

Where Can You Stay Near Ober?

My Suggestions for Ski Cabins, Chalets & Condos

Near Ober Mountain

The following are cabins and places to stay close to Ober Mountain Ski Area.

They are all close in proximity to the park. Some of them overlook the park itself, and many have stunning Smoky Mountain views. 

Yonder Mountain

3 BR, 3 BA, Sleeps 12

A MUST-SEE luxury cabin, simply breathtaking, Ober Tram goes right over deck

Hiker's Hideout

2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 6

Gorgeous and cozy A frame Ski Chalet, with hot tub, just off Ski Mountain Road

Highland Wood

4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8

With epic mountain views and direct views of Ober Mountain Ski area from the back deck

Alpine Abode

3 BR, 3 BA, Sleeps 6

Incredible mountain views and 3 master bedrooms

Penthouse Ski Lodge

3 BR, 3 BA, Sleeps 8

2 Master suites, mountain views from every room

Prefer a hotel? 

See the best hotels on the Gatlinburg Strip (not far from Ski Mountain Road and Ober)

Photos of Ober Mountain

"Yonder Mountain" ski chalet vacation rental near Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg TN
Ober bike trail map
Magic Carpet at Ober Mountain Snow tubing
Ober Mountain Coaster
a lady uses a new ice skating aid that assists people in not falling down

Do you have to ride the tram to get to Ober Mountain?

No! In fact, this is a great thing about Ober. If you are not a fan of heights, or just want to have your car with you, and not wait for the tram, this is a good bet! 

Yes, you will pay for parking, but it's less than the tram ride ticket.


There is also one other consideration: weather. During heavy snow and icy rain you will want a 4WD or chains to get to the top of Ski Mountain Road, where Ober is located. But Ober is now a year round attraction, so driving up is a great option.


See my video of what that drive looks like

snow boarder at Ober Mountain and huge outdoor tv, and ski slopes
Ober Mountain jump pillow

What can you do at Ober Mountain?

Ober used to be known for mainly winter sports and winter activities, but it is now a year-round theme park.

Ober offers a wristband that allows you to do "most" everything in the park. There will still be some add on activities like snow tubing.

According to Ober's website:

"Wristbands DO NOT include Snow Tubing, Snow Sports at Ober or any off-site activities such as Whitewater Rafting and Ziplining."

Fun Activities Available (some are seasonal) Photos Below:

  • Famous Alpine Slide

  • Aerial Tramway (ride up and down the mountain)

  • Tennessee Flyer Mountain Coaster

  • Wildlife Habitat - bears, otters, bobcats, owls, flying squirrels and more

  • Chair Swings

  • Ice Skating

  • Ice Bumper Cars

  • Scenic Chairlift

  • Jump Pillow

  • Rock Climbing Wall

  • Family Snow Zone

  • Carousel

  • Snow Skiing 

  • Snowboarding

  • Snow Tubing - Winter & Summer

  • Mountain Biking trails

  • Rentals, lessons

  • Freestyle terrain

  • Shopping

  • Eating/Drinking

  • Live Entertainment and Festivals

  • Coming Soon - 4 Lane Ziplining!

summer tubing Ober Mountain
My photo of ice skaters and ice bumper cars  at the Ober Mountain attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

How much time do people spend at Ober?

Most people will spend a half to a full day at Ober.


It depends on how many activities you want to participate in! It can also depend on crowds; holidays and weekends are the most crowded and may have longer lines for waiting.

If you'd like to join in on a lot of activities, plan for most of your day to be there!

Otter swimming in a wildlife habitat, Ober Mountain, Gatlinburg TN
my photo of Obe Mountain attraction signage inside the park. It says "Mountain Coaster & Tubing Park". Gatlinburg Tennessee
2 guys happily riding the chairlift to the top of Mt. Harrison on the Ober Mountain attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Beer on tap pours into a Yee Haw Brewing Co. glass at Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg Tennessee theme park attraction

More photos and my video of Ober Mountain:

my photo of the entrance to Ober Mountain attraction parking in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
my photo of the Ober chairlift and alpine slide with people
Snow skiier jumps going down mountain at Ober Mountain in Gatlinburg Tennessee
my photo of the ski rentals at Ober Mountain ski resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
my picture of 4 lane Ziplines being built inside of the Ober Mountain attraction in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
my picture of snow skiiers at Ober Mountain Ski area
my picture of the Tennessee Flyer mountain coaster at Ober Mountain
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