While Ober Gatlinburg is well known for its snow tubing slopes, you will be excited to know that they have recently introduced summer tubing as the newest fun attraction in the Smokies! This awesome mountain top activity is the perfect way to enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains while experiencing a thrill! Here is everything you need to know about summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg:
1. What to Expect
The experience of summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg is very similar to snow tubing, but without the snow and the cold weather! The Magic Carpet that is used during the winter season is the same system that is used to carry you and your tubes to the top of the tubing hill. So, there is no climbing required! Once you are at the top, you can cruise back down the mountain on one of the four 250 foot lanes. You will find this new attraction adjacent to the Ski Mountain Coaster.
2. How it Works
The summer tubing lanes at Ober Gatlinburg are made of synthetic materials. This allow you to experience the sensation of being on layers of compact snow! These materials are made by Italian company Neveplast. They started making artificial surfaces for skiing and snowboarding in 1998. The company quickly became successful and incorporated tubing into their product line in 2001. The great thing about the Neveplast tracks is that they preserve the environment! Plus they can be easily removed before the snow tubing season in the winter. Summer tubing is new to the Smoky Mountains, but is already popular in Europe and other parts of the world! Come see for yourself what the hype is all about!
3. Dates, Times and Prices
The operating hours for summer tubing at Ober Gatlinburg are from 10 AM to 9 PM daily. However, keep in mind that these hours are subject to change due to weather conditions or other issues. There are several ticket options for summer tubing. They include 2 runs, 4 runs or 6 runs. You can also purchase a special combination ticket that includes 6 runs on the summer tubing hill with a single ride on the Ski Mountain Coaster. This is the perfect choice for those guests who love the thrill of a downhill ride!
Where to Stay
Stay close to the new summer tubing hill at Ober Gatlinburg with a vacation at Chalet Village! Our beautiful cabins are conveniently located just off of Ski Mountain Road so that you can quickly drive to Ober Gatlinburg and be on the tubing hill in no time! We have cabins of all sizes to meet your needs, and we even offer a selection of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg so that you can bring your furry companion with you on vacation! In addition to wonderful cabin amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, private deck and hot tub, you can also take advantage of our on-site amenities including a sauna and tennis courts!
Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to be one of the first guests to experience the new summer tubing attraction at Ober Gatlinburg! We look forward to seeing you this summer at Chalet Village!