Autumn is here and the leaves are starting to fall making now one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains but there might just be an even better time to visit - mid-November when Ober Gatlinburg opens up Snow Tubing!

Now, I have to admit that I have never visited Ober Gatlinburg or been snow tubing but they are both on my bucket list and 2021 just might be the year I mark them off! I feel a a road trip with good friends coming on.

Snow tubing in Ober Gatlinburg begins on November 20, 2021 and will continue through the winter months, concluding on March 27, 2022. Your 90-minute tubing session will set you back $30 on weekdays and non-holidays. On weekends and holidays, it will cost you $35 per person over the age of 5. If you're wondering about getting up to the top of the hill, there's an escalator for that.

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Here are some additional details on what you can expect when you visit,

  • Sessions are 90 minutes long.
  • The Tubing Hill is 350 feet long with a 50 foot drop.
  • The “Magic Carpet” (outdoor escalator) takes you back to the top of the hill following each run … no climbing involved.
  • Under 3 yrs old may Not Ride
  • Must be 6 yrs old and 42″ tall to ride alone.

Snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg are held in all types of weather. Regardless of if it is raining, snowing, or the sun is shining - tubing is open and refunds are not issued for weather, with the exception of "extreme adverse weather."

To learn more about snow tubing in Ober Gatlinburg and to buy your advanced tickets (this is recommended to ensure that you get a spot), you can visit

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