Here in Tennessee, we look forward to the winter season each year. A variety of outdoor and indoor activities allow us to celebrate the holidays and this festive time of year. Take a look at what kind of Gatlinburg winter activities you can enjoy:


Hit the Slopes

Gatlinburg features a variety of fun and excitement when you hit the local ski trails in the area. Ober Gatlinburg is the local ski resort that features various slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Get your bearing down with an introductory lesson to help you navigate the starter slopes. Local gear shops feature some of the top gear you can acquire that will look stylish and help keep you warm. The Smoky Mountains is usually covered in snow every winter season so you can expect some of the best winter activities in the state!


Stay Warm at Ripley’s Aquarium

You can help stay warm for a few hours by visiting local attraction Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. This local aquarium features a variety of sea creatures from terrifying sharks to agile sting rays. The adorable penguins are always drawing a crowd and the glass bottom boat ride lets you see all of the fish swimming underneath you. Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies continues to remain open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM with additional safety precautions to ensure social distancing. Don’t miss out on the all-ages attraction here in Gatlinburg.


Check Out the Gatlinburg Trail

It might be chilly out, but you will love an experience hiking the Gatlinburg Trail. This trail is not found in the Smoky Mountains but instead just outside of the downtown neighborhood here in Gatlinburg. Walk this casual trail that follows the river as you check out many of our historical buildings. For those looking for more adventurous trails you can head out to Bullhead Trail or Twin Creeks Trail Trailhead. Make sure to dress for the occasion but also don’t forget your camera as the views around these trails are second to none.


Winter Has Never Been Better Than in Gatlinburg

Come see how you can experience your own winter adventure when you choose Gatlinburg for your next winter getaway. Our vacation rentals will keep you close by these winter activities while having plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable. Let Gatlinburg host your winter festivities.