Ober Mountain - Gatlinburg Tram in Tennessee

1001 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway - Tickets


The Ober Mountain Tram is a thrilling way to experience the beauty of the Smokies. Enjoy stunning views on this 2.1-mile ride from downtown Gatlinburg to the mountain ski resort and amusement park, where year-round family fun awaits. From seasonal winter sports, to indoor ice skating, mountain biking, and more—there’s something for everyone at Ober Mountain.

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  • Fantastic views of the Great Smoky Mountains from downtown Gatlinburg to the mountaintop.
  • Provides easy access to Ober Mountain attractions and exciting activities.
  • Two trams operate simultaneously and can accommodate up to 120 passengers per cabin.
  • Few seats so expect to stand if busy. Arrive early for less crowded tramways.
  • Tram departs every 15 minutes. Rides are 2.1 miles long and last approximately 10 minutes.
  • Family-friendly fun awaits on top! Children ages four (4) and under ride free with a paying adult.
  • Enjoy 25 Days of Ober with daily carolers, smores, local artisans, and maybe even a Santa sighting in December!
  • You may encounter a wait time of 2 or more hours to board the Aerial Tramway during holidays or weekends. Please allow time for delays.

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You will enjoy great views on the way up along with plenty to explore at the top, including an animal sanctuary where you can buy tickets to see bears, otters, and other wildlife up close. If you’re feeling daring, you can even buy an additional ticket to ride a chair lift to the very top of the mountain.

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from Ober Mountain: Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
Experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains with a ride on the Ober Mountain Gatlinburg aerial tramway to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park that offers a mountaintop of fun for the whole family.

The 120-passenger Gatlinburg tram operates year-round and provides stunning views of the Smoky Mountains throughout the changing seasons.

Once at the top of Ober Mountain, you will find a thrilling mountain adventure park with plenty of outdoor activities that are fun for visitors of all ages—from winter skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, to year-round shopping and dining, indoor ice skating, ice bumper cars, and more. Enjoy a heart-racing adventure on the Ski Mountain Coaster. See your favorite native animals at the Wildlife Encounter. Take a ride on an alpine slide and scenic chairlift. Climb the rock climbing wall. Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable day of downhill mountain biking. And more...(Additional fees apply for these activities.)

Trams depart every 15 minutes from the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway Mall in downtown Gatlinburg for the 10-minute journey up to the mountaintop.

Ober Mountain: Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Reviews

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Wanda Martin
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June 2024 NEW
Awesome experience
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Gary Brotherton
Yukon, OK
1 Review
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"Great views. Great experience."
May 2024
Don’t miss this beautiful view of Gatlinburg!
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Kimberly Collins
Princeton, WV
1 Review
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"Great time!"
January 2024
Love riding the "flying bus" as my son calls it! The tram is so much fun! Tripster is easy to use and cheaper!
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Tip: Great place to visit!

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Danny Dunn
Rutherford, TN
1 Review
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"save money and time!"
October 2022
save 2 dollars on ticket in advance plus the tram was a very senic ride to top of mountain would recommend to anyone can spend 1hr or all day at top lots to see and do also ticket was good for next day as long as you keep your rest band on!!!
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Tip: plan on spending some time at the top there is a lot to do and see food shopping ice skating alpine slide snow skiing in season

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Yolanda Benford
Nashville, TN
2 Reviews
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"Awesome event"
March 2022
The Tramway was an awesome event. I am so glad that I purchase my tickets through Tripster in advance because when I arrive at Ober Gatlinburg there was a long line also my husband is disabled and he was in an electric wheelchair so we did get the chance to load up in the handicap area. The customer service workers and a service workers there were wonderful we did not have a problem at all it was a very great experience, afterwards we ate at Bennett's BBQ which is right behind the Tramway on the next street very convenient and then we traveled back down the hill toward Pigeon Forge to go to our hotel.
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Tip: The Tramway moves about every 20 minutes so it's not like you're really waiting for a very long time there are lots to do up on the mountain of Ober Gatlinburg just make sure you time everything out because place is up there close a little early.

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Scott Scholz
Marmora , NJ
1 Review
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"The Gatlinburg Getaway"
January 2022
This is the best tram I’ve rode on in the United States of far beautiful views excellent ride when I go there I always take a trip or two if you don’t don’t bother going to Gatlinburg
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Tip: It’s a great place to visit beautiful

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Sarah Wainscott
Berry, KY
1 Review
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September 2021
This trip was amazing. I planned this trip a a surprise to my husband for our 5th anniversary. Once we made it to Ober Gatlinburg via Tram we caught the Sky Lift and went up to Mt. Harrison. This was one of the best trips I have taken.
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Tip: That you will need a mask to ride the tram but mask free anywhere else

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Sharane Redmon
1 Review
August 2021
This was my first time being on this type of ride and it was awesome. The view was beautiful. I would love to do it again????
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ober Mountain: Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

Can I bring food or alcohol to Ober Mountain?

Outside food and alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the Aerial Tramway or Ober Mountain premises. Beer is available for consumption in Ober’s Snack bar, and alcoholic beverages are available in the Seasons of Ober Restaurant and The Loft Lounge.

Is Ober Mountain wheelchair accessible?

The aerial tramway and most of the mountaintop park are wheelchair/scooter accessible.

Does Ober Mountain rent strollers and wheelchairs?

Ober Mountain does not rent strollers or wheelchairs at this time.

How much is parking?

Parking is $15.00 per vehicle downtown. Parking on the mountain is $10 per vehicle but is not available for buses and over-sized vehicles on weekends and holidays. Parking is one time in, one time out.

How often does the aerial tram leave?

The tram departs every 15 minutes, taking you on a beautiful 10-minute, 2.1-mile ride between Ober's downtown Gatlinburg tram terminal and their resort on top of the mountain.

Is there an ATM located at Ober Mountain?

ATM machines are located in the Ober Gatlinburg Downtown Tramway Mall next to the River Road entrance, and in the Ober Gatlinburg Mall near the hallway entrance to the Ober’s Snackbar (ATM 1) and to the left of the Fudge Shop (ATM 2).

What is the pet policy at Ober Mountain?

Pets are not permitted in the Tramway Mall, the Aerial Tramway, or on any premises at Ober Mountain. Service animals for guests with disabilities are permitted on the Tram and most public areas. While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. Therefore, they are Not Permitted at Ober Mountain.

Where are the first aid stations?

Ober Mountain staffs the Operations Office with medical personnel during operating hours. The Operations Office is located at the end of the walkway near the Alpine Slide/Scenic Chairlift entrance. Additionally, the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Patrol is available during all slope hours in the winter months.

What activities are located at the top of the mountain?

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park offer a variety of activities for all ages, including shopping and dining, indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift, winter skiing and snowboarding, snowtubing, summer tubing, a Rock Wall, Ski Mountain Coaster, mountain biking, and more.

Does it cost money to participate in the activities at the top of the mountain?

Yes, the activities are additional. While at Ober Mountain, you can upgrade your tram ticket to a full activity wristband if you choose. Wristbands are good for all activities, except mountain biking and snow sports. Ages 4 and under are free for all activities with paying adult, unless restricted by size or age.

Is Ober Mountain open on holidays?

Yes, Ober Mountain is open every holiday, with extended hours on and around many of these holidays. The only exception is shorter hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but they are open both days.