The Gatlinburg Skylift Park has transformed from just a chairlift to an exciting adventure with multiple attractions. One that visitors have come to love is called the SkyBridge. This is the longest pedestrian bridge in North America and provides the most spectacular views in the Smoky Mountains! The best part is that this amazing attraction is just a short drive from Chalet Village! Here are the top 4 things you need to know about visiting the SkyBridge at the Gatlinburg SkyLift:
1. What to Expect
The SkyBridge at the Gatlinburg SkyLift literally crosses through the sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep valley! You can walk across the bridge at your own pace while enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. The highest point of the bridge is at the midpoint where it rises 140 feet above the ground! As if that doesn’t sound exciting enough, the middle of the span also features glass-floor panels where you can look straight down onto the forest floor! The walking path along the bridge is 5 feet wide, so there is plenty of room to enjoy this wonderful experience with your family and friends.
2. Ticket Information
There are various ticket options to the Gatlinburg SkyLift, all which will include access to the SkyBridge and SkyDeck attractions. The adult prices apply for ages 12 and up, while there is a reduced rate for children ages 3 to 11. You can purchase a single ride on the Gatlinburg SkyLift or an unlimited option for just a few dollars more where you can ride as much as you want all day! You can ride during the daytime to experience the beauty of the Smokies in the sunlight, then ride again during the evening hours to witness the sparkling lights of downtown Gatlinburg!
3. Hours of Operation
The Gatlinburg SkyLift is open daily throughout the year, but be sure to check the official operating schedule before your visit to confirm the current times of the SkyLift and the SkyBridge. There are times when the attraction may close for maintenance or inclement weather such as heavy rain, snow, lightning or high winds. In these cases, operations will resume as soon as the weather system leaves the area or when the management feels that is once again safe for guests to ride.
4. Where to Stay
Stay close to the Gatlinburg SkyLift and the SkyBridge attraction with a vacation at Chalet Village! Our Gatlinburg cabin rentals are situated among beautiful locations in the Smoky Mountains but are still just minutes from all of the fun attractions in downtown Gatlinburg including the SkyLift! Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two or a family reunion, we have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs! While staying with us, enjoy a variety of fantastic amenities including fully equipped kitchens, private decks with a hot tub, game rooms and much more!
More About the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
The SkyBridge and SkyLift aren’t the only things you can do at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park! The attraction is also home to the SkyCenter, which features a gift shop and a snack bar with pizza, salads, wraps and ice cream. The second floor of the SkyCenter has a seating area and a bar with panoramic views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. You can also relax on the SkyDeck, which is the perfect place to watch the sunset!
Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation and be one of the first guests to experience the thrilling new SkyBridge attraction at the Gatlinburg SkyLift! We hope to see you soon at Chalet Village!