Rated the #2 skiing destination for vacation rentals in the United States by TripAdvisor, Gatlinburg offers 2 Skiing choices and many Gatlinburg vacation rental options for visitors looking to take a skiing vacation. With a major ski mountain just minutes from downtown and another about an hours drive, these present 2 great options for those not looking to go to the Rockies or Northeast.
Just a 15-20 minute drive from Elk Springs Resort you can drive up to the ski area just past downtown or you can take the famous tram ride from downtown. Fun for the whole family, It has go karts, the alpine slide, indoor ice skating, carnival games, waterslides, a kiddie land for the little ones, and much more. For those looking to ski in the winter there is an equipment rental program and ski school for all skill levels.
Maybe you are not interested in skiing? The new tubing center offers outdoor winter fun in this new and popular venue. For more information call 865-436-5423
Cataloochee Ski Area
Certainly not as convenient, but a great alternative to Ober Gatlinburg. If you are looking for some more variety after skiing at Ober, many choose to give Cataloochee a try. For those who don't ski or don't want to ski, Cataloochee also has a dedicated tubing hill with a lift for the tubes and riders. Cataloochee is about an hour drive from Gatlinburg and Elk Springs Resort. For more information call 800-768-3588