Skiing Smoky Mountains


Snow Skiing Smoky Mountains

Snow Skiing in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to enjoy your vacation while staying at the Highland Manor Hotel in Townsend.

Located just a short drive from the hotel are several options for skiing, snow tubing,snowboarding and other winter activities that will keep the entire family having fun.

Grabbing a pair of skis and setting out to enjoy the scenery? Here are some great options for you:

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
offers Snow skiing, snowboarding, great scenery and lots of fun are included. Don’t have your own gear? No worries, Equipment rental and lessons are available for those with no experience.

In addition Ober also has a Ski Patrol that provides education and safety tips so you will have a great time and stay safe.

Ober Activities:

  • Multiple trails
  • A Tubing Park with snow tubing
  • Indoor ice skating arena
  • Downtown tram from Gatlinburg
  • Chairlifts with amazing views of the Smoky Mountains
  • And More

Clingmans Dome in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park has approximately 72 inches of snow from December through March. Although the streets are closed park visitors can still travel the area by skis and snowshoes. With the roads closed to the Dome the only other options are to hike the Clingmans Dome Road, Forney Ridge Trail or Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap. The hike is 7 miles one-way and requires preparation.

Skiing in the Smoky Mountains is a great experience during the winter months. The air is cold and crisp and the scenery is breathtaking. Mother nature surrounds every move you make and the wildlife welcome you to share their homes.

With any adventure having fun is the goal, but remember to plan and pack accordingly for a great time and more importantly the safety of you and your family.

Some great Tips for your Smoky Mountains Ski Trip:

– Dress warm and dry in the cold weather.
– Protect your eyes
– Wear protection from the neck up hats, scarf and face protection.
– Visibility while skiing
– Pay Attention to the weather
– Go In Groups

After your skiing is done make sure to head back to the Highland Manor Inn where your hotel room will be warm and cozy. We look forward to hosting your next Smoky Mountain Ski adventure.