The Aerial Tramway will remain closed until all inspections have been completed and have been cleared by all entities involved. A comprehensive plan to inspect the Aerial Tramway was launched immediately after management learned of the impact on Ski Mountain Road. On December 7th, a cable specialist arrived on Ober Gatlinburg’s property to inspect the cables that move the Aerial Tramway. On Friday, Dec 9th, a representative from Doppelmayr USA will inspect the Tram towers and an electronics engineer from Swiss-based company Frey AG Stans will be on property to inspect all electronics located in the Aerial Tramway control room. The final Inspection will be completed by the State of Tennessee. Ober Gatlinburg will release more information regarding the opening date of the Aerial Tramway as soon as possible. Photo credit: Stephanie Henderson
Ober Gatlinburg Employees are busy on property in all facets of our operation! We are looking forward to having our doors open again.
After what will be a 10-day recovery period from the devastating wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg will reopen in two phases:
On Friday, December 9, Ober Gatlinburg's Downtown Tramway Mall will be open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. This will include the Ski Mountain Grind Haus
Coffee Shop, LeConte Deli, Tramway Gifts, Mountaineer Candy Kitchen, Silver
Galleon, Miss Sadie's Old Time Photos, Spa To Go, and the Green River
Monday, December 12th, Ober Gatlinburg's Mountain location will reopen with regular operating hours to drive up traffic only. There will be free shuttles departing from the Downtown Tramway Mall regularly.
Outdoor activities available on Monday the 12th will include the Ski Mountain Coaster, Snow Tubing, Wildlife Encounter, Scenic Chairlift, and pending weather condition's the Alpine Slide. Indoor activities opening on Monday 12th include the Ice Rink, Carousel, Seasons of Ober Restaurant, The Loft Lounge, Sidewalk Café, The Market, The Fudge Shoppe, Ober Snack Bar, Ski Mountain Sports, Slopeside Apparel and Gifts, O'Bear's Playhouse, The Galleria Logo Shop, Family Crests, Jensen Images and The Leather Shop.
The ski slopes have no tentative opening date as of yet- we will keep everyone updated!
Ober Gatlinburg Employees:
There will be a legal aid clinic set up on Friday Dec 9 from 1-5 at Bryan Delius Law Office for anyone needing help. Several attorneys are volunteering their time that day to try help anyone get pointed in the right direction pertaining to disaster. Law Offices of Bryan E. Delius124 Court Ave, Sevierville, TN 37862
The view from Ober Gatlinburg on the Parkway this afternoon. Town will open to residents tomorrow and to the public on Friday. Stay tuned for Ober's planned opening date.
Thank you to all of the service workers, volunteers AND for the continued outpouring of love and support. #smokiesstrong #mountainstrong Visit Gatlinburg
We will be reopening soon. Currently, we are taking applications from 9a-4p at our Satellite Office located at 709 West Main St., Sevierville, TN. We have many openings and are looking to fill them soon. Opportunities include several full-time, year round positions with benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.
We have received many inquiries of people asking how to help our employees specifically. At this time we have 110 displaced employees with several of our employees losing everything. As our staff gets into Gatlinburg, we are receiving updates of the condition of their homes daily.
The generosity of our community has been overwhelming and we appreciate your prayers and support very much. Any funds raised will directly support Ober Gatlinburg employees and their families. Please share.
Wildlife Encounter update!! For Those of you who are wondering, our animal facility was built with the safety of our animals in mind. We have had an established disaster plan to deal with sheltering our animals during times of emergency and were fortunate to have come through this tragedy with no harm to our staff or animals. Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers. Our prayers are with those less fortunate!
A photo album that shows how incredibly lucky we are. These photos are from the past few days. Please note, although our business itself was spared, we have over 100 displaced employees and over 15 have lost everything. Thank you for the outpouring of support.