Everything You Need to Know About the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg

For over 50 years, Ober has been the number one Gatlinburg attraction in terms of everything snow related. This includes thrilling ski slopes, snow tubing, ice skating, and more. Did you know that they also have a mountain coaster that operates year round? Here is everything you need to know about the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg:

What is the Ski Mountain Coaster?

oberThe Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is a mountain coaster, located just under the peak of Mount. Harrison. Unlike the typical kind of roller coaster you found find at Dollywood, mountain coasters offer both a thrilling experience and a scenic tour of their surroundings.

These coasters run mainly on forward motion through gravity that allows the carts to reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour while they zip around turns, twists, corkscrews and dips. Ober’s coaster is a total of 4,000 feet in roughly 5 ½ minutes.mThanks to the safety features and design, the Ski Mountain Coaster is perfect for children, parents, grandparents and anyone else visiting the ski park looking to add to their Smoky Mountain adventure.

How Does the Coaster Work?

Like other mountain coasters, Ober’s coaster consists of several carts that can hold up to two guests per ride. The carts offer a high back rest for comfort, as well as shorter brake levers for easy access and easier handling and control. The staff at Ober Gatlinburg are well trained and will make sure you are safe on the ride at all times!

What About the Rest of Ober’s Attractions?

aerial tramwayIn addition to the Ski Mountain Coaster, Ober still has tons of fun attractions and activities for you to try out on your next visit. The obvious main attraction is the ski slopes! There are nine ski slopes in total at this Gatlinburg attraction. The difficulty level of these slopes ranges from small kid friendly to expert level. If you’re bringing your little ones, take them to Ski School or Cub Way. If you’re ready to take on the more difficult slopes, try the Mogul Ridge or Grizzly. Ski season normally begins around mid-December, and it usually runs through early March.

If you can’t wait until December, you can still fill your cold weather fix by enjoying a lap or two around the ski resort’s year-round ice skating rink! In addition to the coaster, ski slopes and snow tubing, there are a variety of exciting things to do at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort year round. Including the Aerial Tramway, Alpine Slide, mini golf, and an arcade.

Where is Ober Gatlinburg?

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is located at 1339 Ski Mountain Road. There are two options for visitors wanting to visit the Gatlinburg attraction. The first option is you can travel down the Parkway, turn at Traffic Light #10 onto Ski Mountain Road, follow the double yellow lines for about 3 miles and park at the ski resort. Parking is $10 cash per standard vehicle. Unfortunately parking for large vehicles and busses is not available on weekends and holidays.

For a more scenic route to Ober Gatlinburg, guests can take the Aerial Tramway, located at 1001 Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. The tramway will comfortably take guests from the Parkway up to the resort without the hassle of finding a parking spot.

Where to Stay

grand viewWhether you spent the day experiencing the Ski Mountain Coaster, or you and your family enjoyed one of the many other fun things to do at Ober Gatlinburg, you all will want a relaxing place to retreat to. When you stay in our cabin rentals, we offer tons of great amenities and amazing locations.

Now that you know all about the Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg, you can plan your trip to this awesome attraction. Check out all of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals so you can stay close to Ober. We look forward to seeing you!