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The Ober Gatlinburg Tramway is a great ride up to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.
The Ober Gatlinburg Tramway is open to everyone who wants great views of the mountains.


The Ober Gatlinburg Tramway is an exciting way to get from downtown Gatlinburg to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.  However, it's also one of the best and most beautiful experiences you can have while you're visiting the area.  It's one of America's largest of its kind!  Every member of the family will love the opportunity to soar over the city of Gatlinburg at 1,500 feet.  This popular attraction consists of two 120-passenger counter-balanced closed-in cable cars and travels 2.1 miles.  This exciting ride is operational year around, however, one of the most beautiful times of the year to enjoy this ride is in the fall.  Autumn is a peak time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and traffic is heavy.  The Ober Gatlinburg Tramway offers an excellent alternative to seeing the fall colors!  This ride travels over the tree-tops which are simply breath-taking in the fall!  It's a fantastic ride any time of the year because it offers tremendous views of the mountains.  As you move along, you look down upon some of the most beautiful, and most expensive cabins in the area.  Each one has an interesting story and your tram driver serves as an awesome guide who offers a wealth of information as you move along.  A cabin favorite is the one that was designed from the blueprint of a Barbie Dollhouse!    


There are lots of historical facts of these mountains you'll hear while riding the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway.   But among the most interesting is the history of the ride itself.   It was the year 1972 when it was decided that there needed to be a more safe and comfortable way to reach the ski resort.  That's when the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway was born.  It was completed in August of 1973.  Since then it has carried millions of people to the ski resort, and it's probably carried at least that many more who just love to ride and take the "all day" option to just relax enjoy the trip up the mountain and back.  The tram is open 7-Days a week.  It departs every 20 minutes from the Aerial Tram station located at Parkway and LeConte Street downtown Gatlinburg.  "Ride tickets only" are available, however, the best time to ride is on Easter Sunday when Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort holds their annual Easter Sunrise Service.  It's an absolutely beautiful experience as all Christian religions come together to worship and celebrate the day of our risen Savior!  Get there early because this is a super-crowded event!   A good time is between 4:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. to assure getting to the service on time.  Yep!  It's early!  However, its the one time a year when you can ride the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway absolutely FREE!

Bring your camera for some of the most beautiful shots of the mountains and the city you'll find anywhere!  Ober Gatlinburg is located at 1001 Parkway downtown Gatlinburg.  The Ski Resort at the top is full of exciting things to see and do all year around!  They offer festivals at different times of the year!  There's chair lifts rides, an amusement park, an ice skating rink, restaurants, and snack bars, a shopping mall and more.  Be sure to make this state-of-the-art attraction part of your vacation plans.  For more information and DISCOUNT TICKETS CLICK HERE!


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