While there are larger resorts in the west, the Southeast has a handful of ski resorts where locals and tourists come out and play in the snow. In this Tennessee Vacation Guide, we’ve rounded up the best ski resorts near Tennessee that you can visit this winter.
If you’re looking for a winter getaway, these resorts in and near the Volunteer state are perfect for the whole family. You’ll find plenty of hills and trails to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and even snow tubing.
Plus, you can rest easy knowing that these resorts are family-friendly and offer plenty of amenities for everyone to enjoy.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hit the slopes in one of the best ski resorts near Tennessee!
Can You Drive Up The Mountain To Ober Gatlinburg?
For most people, the Aerial Tram is the best way to reach Ober Gatlinburg, but there is always an option. Driving to the ski area is another option but can be challenging, especially during winter.
It’s about a 3-mile drive up a two-lane mountain road from the Aerial Tramway stop at downtown Gatlinburg.
There is a $10 parking rate per standard vehicle, and can have limited availability depending on the weather conditions in winter.
Ski Mountain Road is open to vehicles with 4-wheel drive and/or chains only. Since their address doesn’t work for most GPS systems, you can check Ober Gatlinburg‘s website for directions on how to get there.
Where To Stay?
Since Ober Gatlinburg is located just around the main street of Gatlinburg, there are plenty of options for your accommodations.
There are hotels, cabins, campgrounds, and more where you’ll be able to enjoy a comfortable stay and still be close to the action.
- Hampton Inn Gatlinburg
- The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Gatlinburg
- Glenstone Lodge
- Stony Brook Cabins
- GSM Family Vacations– 5-bed, 5-bath cabin in Gatlinburg
- Stunning Gatlinburg Campgrounds Will Get You Close To All The Action
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- Pigeon Forge Vacation Guide
- Gatlinburg Vacation Guide
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- Great Smoky Mountains Family Vacations Facebook Group
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