Gatlinburg, Newfound Gap, Ober Gatlinburg, and the Sky Lift

Gatlinburg Travel Blog

 › entry 4 of 9 › view all entries
A tram ride from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.

We made to our hotel with no problems. Our cottage has two rooms, a bath with a hot tube, living room, dinning room, and kitchen. We have never stayed in this one before and were quite pleased with it. We check-in and headed the Food CIty(grocery store) for some breakfast and lunch foods. Something to hold us over at night.

After putting up the groceries it's time to have some fun. Our first stop was Newfound Gap on the Tennessee and North Carolina border at an elevation of 5048 feet. It was 80degrees in Gatlinburg and only 66degrees up on the mountain. The wind was blowing just right and the sun was out, it was just beautiful!! What an awesome site to look out at the moutains and trees!! The drive up the mountain is 15 miles from Gatlinburg.

The drive up to Newfound Gap
With plenty of places to pull out and take pictures. You can hike down to the stream and stick your feet in the ice cold water if you like.

Our second stop was Ober Gatlinburg. It's a ski resort in the winter. The season here ends at the beginning of March. After taking the gondola up to the ski lodge you can go ice skating, snow tubing, skiing, snowboarding, or do the alpine slide. It's a nice place for families and they do have live black bears that you can see too.

Our third stop was the Sky Lift. It's located in downtown Gatlinburg. At the top you get your photo taken. Mike and I have been doing this for the past six years. Today's picture turned out great. The sun was out and it was nice and warm. We have been up here before and it has been cold, cloudy, and rainy.

We stopped in town and got a bite to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

David says:
Whoa 80 degrees. Is that hot for this time of the year?
Posted on: Mar 10, 2009
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
A tram ride from downtown Gatlinb…
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
Mike
Mike
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
Me
Me
The drive up to Newfound Gap
The drive up to Newfound Gap
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
Mike
Mike
Ice!!
Ice!!
Mike at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Me at Newfound Gap
Me at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Mike at Newfound Gap
Me
Me
Me
Me
Me at Newfound Gap
Me at Newfound Gap
Me
Me
Me
Me
Appalachian Trail, notice the mile…
Appalachian Trail, notice the mil…
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Me
Me
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
Ober Gatlinburg, whats left of th…
Ober Gatlinburg, what's left of t…
Mike
Mike
Me
Me
Mike and I
Mike and I
Mike
Mike
Sky Lift
Sky Lift
Sky Lift
Sky Lift
Mike and I
Mike and I
Mike and I on the Sky Lift
Mike and I on the Sky Lift
Me
Me
Sky Lift
Sky Lift
Sky Lift
Sky Lift
Me
Me
Me
Me
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Newfound Gap
Mike and me on the Skylift
Mike and me on the Skylift
Gatlinburg Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
North China Chinese Restaurant
The place is clean and the service is good. It's your typical chinese restaurant. The food is fantastic!!!
Gatlinburg
photo by: vulindlela