Four Ways To Become More Adventurous This Winter

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As the golden hues of autumn slowly shift to the sparkling blanket of winter, the Smoky Mountains snowcapped peaks once again call out to the avid adventurer anxious to experience the thrill of a winter vacation.

Gatlinburg Tennessee has something for any one any time of the year and eagerly awaits to share all they have to offer from indoor activities and wonders to outdoor adventures you cannot begin to imagine.

1. Chilly Thrills

The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is open year round and is at the top of the must visit list, offering breathtaking views of the spectacular Smoky Mountains for the entire family, whatever the season.

The cars are unique in that they are each equipped with its own brake allowing you to experience the ride at your own speed.  This feature makes it all that much more perfect for the whole family. With the top speed at thirty five miles an hour, you can be a daredevil swooping around the curves, or slow down so the little ones (and grandma) can catch their breath.  As you glide through the ice tipped trees you get the sensation of riding a sleigh through a winter wonderland. The night rides are unbelievable, with soft lights dancing on the surface of the snow, creating the perfect setting for a winter romance.

2. Take To The Slopes

For winter outdoor adventures of all types, head to the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park.

A winter wonderland of its own, Ober Gatlinburg  is sure to amaze you with stunning views of the snow covered Smoky Mountains and gorgeous trees laced with  glistening icicles.

Never been skiing or snowboarding?  Not a problem, there are beginner courses provided by an expert staff to insure the most exhilarating adventure possible.

The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park offers winter activities of all varieties from skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing to indoor ice skating in the center of the Ober Gatlinburg mall. The mall itself fulfills your vision of a winter wonderland, with must visit stores, and an indoor carousel sure to delight children and adults alike.

To tantalize your pallet the Ober Gatlinburg mall offers a multitude of dining experiences you won’t want to miss, such as The Market, the Sidewalk Café, and for that decadent treat, a visit to The Fudge Shop.

Whether you like it outside or prefer the great indoors, the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park offers a winter vacation you are not likely to forget.

3. View From Above

One of Americas largest aerial tram ways, the Gatlinburg’s Aerial Tramway, takes you on a 2.1 mile breathe taking ride to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park.  With views of the snowcapped Great Smoky Mountains and waterfalls frozen in time that well set your heart to racing, the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is the perfect start to any family vacation or romantic adventure.

4. Seeing The Sights

Even if you have driven through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the summer and autumn, you will still not want to miss the sights the winter landscape has to offer.  With some of the most beautiful frozen waterfall formations you could ever hope to see and the gentle quiet of the sleeping wilderness, you will begin to feel as though you are viewing nature at its best.

planxty says:
I have seen that rollercoaster on TV and it looks like great fun, I'd like a go at that.
Posted on: Dec 07, 2017
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