One of the best things about a winter vacation to Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals is that you are just minutes from the exciting snow-related activities at Ober Gatlinburg! This is THE place to be in the Smokies when you want to try skiing for the first time or treat your family to a snow tubing adventure! Here are the top 4 fun things to do at Ober Gatlinburg during a winter vacation to the Smoky Mountains:
1. Skiing and Snowboarding
With 10 action-packed ski trails and an awesome terrain park, Ober Gatlinburg is the top destination in Tennessee for skiing and snowboarding! The trails range in difficulty from beginner to advanced, so there is something for everyone regardless of your skill level. If you have never been on skis in your life, you can sign up for skiing lessons at the Ober Gatlinburg ski school and learn this fun sport from professional instructors. Snowboarding fans will love the freestyle terrain park that is kept freshly groomed throughout the day! If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent skis and snowboards on a first come, first serve basis.
2. Snow Tubing
Another one of the fun things to do at Ober Gatlinburg during a winter vacation to the Smoky Mountains is snow tubing! This activity is fantastic for guests of all ages as no experience is required – just hop down in your tube and go! The best part is that you don’t even have to walk back up the hill after each snow tubing run. The Magic Carpet is an outdoor escalator that takes you to the top of hill so there is no climbing involved! All of the snow tubing sessions are 90 minutes each and are held in sunshine, rain, sleet and snow. Remember to allow extra time to access the mountain during weekends and holiday periods due to the high demand for tubing!
3. Cubbies Snow Zone
If you have toddlers in your family, they can even get into the snowy fun at the Cubbies Snow Zone! This outdoor play area is a chance for your small children to play in the snow and discover all types of wintry excitement! Keep in mind that the Cubbies Snow Zone is specifically for kids who are no taller than 48 inches, and they need to be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
4. Ice Skating
Strap on a pair of skates to go ice skating in the huge indoor ice arena at Ober Gatlinburg! This skating rink is perfect for beginning skaters as there is a handrail that goes around the perimeter to help you keep your balance. However, professional ice skaters love this large skating rink too! In fact, the indoor ice arena at Ober Gatlinburg has hosted several major events including the Ice Skating Institute Team Competitions and Christmas on Ice events. The Tennessee Special Olympics ice skating competition is also held annually at this rink! The admission price for ice skating includes 3 continuous hours of skate time and rental skates.
Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your winter vacation near all of these fun things to do at Ober Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you soon at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals!