Luggage packed for winter in Gatlinburg.

How to Pack for Winter in Gatlinburg

Winter is a magical time of the year full of snow and beautiful views. This is especially true for the Gatlinburg area during the winter season. During winter in Gatlinburg, snow covers the surrounding mountains creating some of the most beautiful views you will ever see. To ensure that you don’t miss out on anything that winter in Gatlinburg has to offer, you need to make sure you pack appropriately for the winter season. Here are ways to pack for winter in Gatlinburg to help with you packing process before your trip.

Know What You Want to Do

Gatlinburg is full of many great indoor and outdoor attractions for you to explore during your trip to Gatlinburg this winter. Since there are such a large variety of things for you to do you need to consider what you want to do in Gatlinburg while you pack. Knowing what you want to do before you leave will ensure you don’t under or over pack. Maybe you aren’t really an outdoors person and only plan on doing indoor attractions if that is the case you will only need to pack one warm jacket to put on in between the car and the attraction. Or maybe you are excited to explore all the great outdoors activities during your visit if that is the case you will need to make sure you stay extra warm with boots, wool socks, hats, gloves and a big warm jacket.

Pack Warm No Matter What the Weather Happy family in winter coats posing for a picture in the snow.May Call For

Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to overpack a little bit, especially during the cold weather season. Winter in Gatlinburg is an amazing time of the year and you don’t want to miss out on any of it, especially because you forgot to pack warm clothing. The weather in winter in Gatlinburg may call for the low 50s or high 40s and you are thinking I won’t have to pack all of my warm clothing. That is not exactly true if you plan on going and exploring the mountains surrounding Gatlinburg it is important to pack warmer clothes to do that. The weather is typically much colder at higher elevations so it is better to be over warm than cold during winter in Gatlinburg.

Pack All of Your Winter Weather Gear

One of the perks of visiting Gatlinburg in winter is a very special attraction, Ober Mountain. Ober Mountain combines all of your favorite winter activities into one place. In the morning you can go skiing, snowboarding or tubing down the mountain, and then in the afternoon, you and your family can skate your way around the ice skating rink. By bringing all of your skis, snowboards, and ice skates you can enjoy everything Ober Mountain has to offer. Even if you don’t have all the gear to do these things you can rent it from Ober as well so you won’t miss out on any of it.

A young family in winter clothing standing on their cabin's porch.Winter in Gatlinburg is a very special time of the year, with many great attractions and activities to do you will not be disappointed with your visit. To ensure you get to experience all that winter in Gatlinburg has to offer, pack everything you need and head over to one of our Gatlinburg winter cabins.