October 19th, 2012 | No Comments »


As the stunning fall foliage in Gatlinburg continues to blossom, we can excitedly anticipate the next fruitful season to come: winter. While the fall is most certainly at the top of the Gatlinburg favorite-seasons list for its natural beauty and outdoor activity, the winter has just as much to offer both residents and tourists, alike.

What fun can we expect? Well, Ober Gatlinburg is a prime provider of winter activities for the Gatlinburg community. Assuming that responsibility with open arms, they anticipated the winter season long before its commencement.

Getting serious about their snowfall, Ober Gatlinburg recently invested over a million dollars to gain the latest in advanced snowmaking equipment. They wasted no time getting to work on creating the snowy play land.

“We’ve been making snow since Sept. 21,” reported winter sports director, John Cossaboom in an article for knoxvillebiz.com earlier this month.

Their new toy is quite impressive. The machine uses a technology called ICS or Infinite Crystals Snowmaking patented by the company, SnowMagic (their company slogan, “we are wintertainment”, is proving to be quite fitting). The ICS system makes snowmaking possible regardless of the weather or temperature, uses no harmful chemicals, is eco-friendly and creates snow that can be reused and recycled both indoors and out; all of which is the exact opposite of your standard snowmaking machine. They’re going green for the white stuff – and Gatlinburg will be better off for it.

Prospective winter visitors of Ober Gatlinburg can expect tubing to be available in mid-November as reported on OberGatlinburg.com. Similarly, (depending on weather conditions) those itching to ski and snowboard can most likely expect the season to kick off in early to mid-December.

Until then, join thousands of your closest friends at Ober Gatlinburg for the prized tradition of OktOBERfest until November 4th! There are live shows daily accompanied by Bavarian-style food and drink. You won’t want to miss out on this non-stop merriment. It comes once a year, but the memories last a lifetime.

Don’t forget Chalet Village’s November Special:



Take advantage of this deal until Thursday, November 20TH, 2012.

One discount per stay- Excludes cabins with a Special Rate

**Reservations for remaining inventory available after 10-16-2012

Written by chaletvillage


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