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aerial tramway to ober gatlinburg

The Aerial Tramway is not only a convenient way to access the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, but a scenic adventure that offers the best views of the Smoky Mountains! As one of the largest aerial tramways in the USA, this incredible cable car ride travels more than 2 miles as it soars through the sky! Here is everything you need to know about riding the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway:

1. The Ride Experience

sign in front of ober gatlinburgThe Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is one of the most exciting attractions in the Smoky Mountains and also one of the most popular! In fact, the two counter-balanced cable cars carry over 3,000 guests to Ober Gatlinburg on a daily basis! You will soar more than 11,000 feet above Gatlinburg as you travel on your breathtaking journey to the amusement park and ski area. Once at the top of the mountain, you can continue the fun with a variety of exciting activities including skiing, snow tubing, ice skating and the thrilling ski mountain coaster!

2. Operating Dates and Times

The Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg is open daily from 9:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing time. Note that these hours are subject to change based on inclement weather or other issues. Due to the high demand and number of guests on weekends and holidays, you might encounter a wait time of 2 or more hours to board the Aerial Tramway. Therefore, we recommend arriving as early as possible to avoid any delays!

3. Ticket Information

You can purchase advance tickets to the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway or buy them at the lower terminal of the tramway at Parkway and LeConte Street in downtown Gatlinburg. All tickets include a round trip ride on the Aerial Tramway and there is a discount for children ages 5 to 11. Kids that are 4 and under can ride for free! You may also purchase Aerial Tramway tickets at the top of the mountain and start your round trip from there if you have already driven up on Ski Mountain Road. Keep in mind that there is limited parking on the mountain and inclement weather in the winter may restrict the road to vehicles with 4 wheel drive or chains.

Where to Stay

Two Queen Room at Gatlinburg hotelStay close to the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway with a vacation at The Appy Lodge! Our lovely hotel features a variety of comfortable accommodations to meet your needs, including a King Suite with a fireplace! Our convenient location allows you to easily access all of the shops, restaurants and attractions of downtown Gatlinburg. While staying in our hotel, enjoy a variety of wonderful room amenities such as a walk-in shower, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker! We are also pleased to offer a free continental breakfast each morning to start your day!

Check out all of our hotel rooms in Gatlinburg TN today to stay just minutes from the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway! We hope to see you soon at The Appy Lodge!