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The Appalachian Lodge

If you’re heading the Smoky Mountains for some wintertime fun, you’re going to want to add Ober Mountain to the top of the list of things to do! Tennessee’s only ski resort sits just above the downtown Gatlinburg. The resort can easily be accessed by hopping on the Aerial Tramway from the main strip of the city or by taking a drive up to the top.

Here are a few of the reasons that you’ll want to visit Ober during your winter getaway to the mountains!

Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing

If you’re looking to spend some time on the slopes, you’ll want to head up to Ober for a little snow fun! Regardless of if you’re a beginner or if your second home is on fresh powder, you are sure to have a great time! If you’re not quite ready for skiing or snowboarding, take a few tubing trips down the hill! If you’re concerned about not being prepared, no worries, Ober offers everything from equipment and rental gear to lessons and season passes if you decide after the first time that you just can’t get enough!

Terrain Park

ober gatlinburg signsThe Terrain Park at Ober is the perfect area for working on your freestyle tricks and skills! You’ll also find events like the 4th Annual “King of the Mountain”, Sunday Session: Slopestyle, Ladies Night in the Park, Sunday Session: Air and Style, and others to participate in! Check Ober Mountain’s website for complete details, including dates.

Cubbies Snow Zone

Guests traveling with children, and especially those coming from an area where they never get a chance to see snow, will absolutely love the Cubbies Snow Zone! This section of the park allows children to truly enjoy the fun and joy of playing in the snow. So bundle up, pack the camera and head up for some snowtime fun!

Ice Skating

Ice skating has been a wintertime tradition for centuries and while playing at Ober, you can get your time in on the ice along with all of the other winter fun activities that are waiting! If you’re not sure about staying upright and steady on the ice, try out the ice bumper cars!

The View

Regardless of if you choose to drive to Ober Mountain or if you take a ride on the Aerial Tramway, you’ll find that the views of the Smoky Mountains are beautiful during every season! However in the winter when a good layer of snow is on the ground, or even just the mountain tops are covered, the views become absolutely stunning!

Year-Around Fun

Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway signIf you can’t make it to Gatlinburg and the Smokies during the colder months you can still have plenty of fun at Ober! They have plenty of opportunities for fun year around! Including a rock climbing wall, ski mountain coaster, alpine slide, wildlife encounters, shopping, dining, chairlift, carousel, chair swings, kiddie land rides and non-stop events and things to do!

Are you ready for some fun in the snow?!

If you are, you’re going to want to make sure that you have a cozy place to stay once you come down off the mountain! And we just happen to know of the perfect place! Come stay with us at The Appy Lodge! You’ll love our home away from home vibe and you can warm up around our fire pits, fireplaces or in the hot tub! Just don’t forget to a cup of coffee or hot tea and a book from our gift shop to read! Then make yourself at home in one of Our Guest Rooms with a fireplace! All of our guest rooms include spacious walk-in showers, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and more! You can pick up a $2 Gatlinburg Trolley pass from the front desk that will last all day long or a free parking pass for downtown Gatlinburg during your stay! Enjoy our complimentary breakfast with us until 10 a.m. and then head out to play! View Amenities and Photos!

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Note: We often get requests for the information our beds because guests love them so much! If you stay with us and decide you need one at home too, you can contact Brothers Bedding in Knoxville, TN. The beds were custom made for our family of hotels but if you tell them that you stayed with us and would love to have one, they can set you up!