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If you love the wintertime adventures of snow tubing, you can enjoy the same thrills during the summer months – all without the cold weather! Ober Mountain’s summer tubing hill features slippery lanes made of synthetic materials, allowing you to feel the sensation of being on layers of compact snow! While visiting the popular mountain top amusement park, don’t miss the chance to experience this unique attraction! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll love summer tubing at Ober Mountain:

1. Fun for Guests of All Ages

Summer tubing at Ober Mountain is a blast for all ages, so bring the entire family for this action packed activity! Children only need to be a minimum of 4 years old to join the fun, as kids ages 4 to 6 can ride with an adult! The only other restrictions are that guests must be a minimum height of 36 inches and a maximum height of 78 inches to participate. Also note that shoes are required to be worn, so make sure you swap out the flip flops before your tubing adventure!

2. No Walking Back Up the Hill

boy on tubing hillAnother one of the top reasons why you’ll love summer tubing at Ober Mountain is because you don’t have to walk back up the hill after each tubing run! Just like snow tubing, the Magic Carpet will carry you and your tube to the top of the hill where you can cruise back down on one of the four 250 foot long lanes! While slowly being escorted back up the hillside, take this time to catch your breath and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Smokies!

3. Easy Access from Downtown Gatlinburg

If you ever heard that “half the fun is getting there”, this is definitely true when visiting Ober Mountain! The best way to reach the mountain is by taking the iconic Aerial Tramway from downtown Gatlinburg, which is one of the largest aerial tramways in the country! After boarding one of the two 120-passenger cars, you’ll soar 2.1 miles and experience a 1,472 foot rise in elevation! Afraid of heights? No need to worry, as you can also access Ober Mountain by driving up Ski Mountain Road from downtown Gatlinburg!

4. Included with the Ober Mountain Wristband

black bear in GatlinburgSummer tubing is included with the Ober Mountain wristband, which is the best value when visiting the park! This convenient wristband is good for unlimited use of the Aerial Tramway and all activities on the mountain for the calendar day purchased! As a bonus for visiting during the summer months, wristbands purchased less than 4 hours before the scheduled closing time are good for the next day too! Some of the other activities on the mountain include the Tennessee Flyer mountain coaster, Alpine Slide, Wildlife Habitat, Ice Skating and the Scenic Chairlift!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to stay just minutes away from Ober Mountain! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!