Ski resort Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg has opened a 10-lane, $1.5 million snow tubing park.
The park’s course drops five stories and includes an observation area. Snow tubers must be 3 years old or 42 inches tall. The course is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends. Snow tubing cost is $20 a person on weekdays, $25 on weekends or holidays.
And for skiers who want to get to Gatlinburg for some evening snow tubing or skiing, there’s a shuttle to get you there.
Green Car and Courier is running a shuttle to the Gatlinburg resort from Aubrey’s Papermill Road restaurant Monday and Wednesdays. The bio-fueled bus, named “Aubrey’s Snow Jam,” leaves the restaurant at 5:15 p.m. and returns around 11:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Round-trip shuttle cost is $20. Reserve a space 865-329-7616 or going online at www.KnoxvilleGreenCar.com. Trips are planned through March. Shuttle cost doesn’t include the cost to ski. For more information about Ober Gatlinburg, see www.obergatlinburg.com.
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