Last year was the first Annual Ski Trip for our Boy Scout (and family can come too so we get the group rate) trip. You can read about that trip here:
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 3 & 4}

Winter Gatlinburg Trip

This year the boys wanted to do it again. We ended up at the Days Inn again. It’s not the nicest of places, in fact some of the parents opted to stay somewhere else this year. We like it for the price and the location. It’s in the same block as the Ober Gatlinburg ticket office and tram stop.
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

What we like about going to Gatlinburg instead of another ski resort like Maggie Valley is that there’s more to offer than just skiing. Gatlinburg has so much to offer. I highly recommend that everyone go to Ober Gatlinburg, no matter what time of year you go.

Ride the tram to the top
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Enjoy gorgeous views from the tram
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Slide down the slippery slope on a tube.
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Take ski lessons if it’s your first time and then give the bunny slopes a try, but hopefully you do better than I did. (See 6th pic down in this post)Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Strap on some ice skating and enjoy gliding along the ice or sit by a warm fire with your favorite book.
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Visit the Wildlife Encounter, where you’ll see black bears, river otters, and much more.Winter Gatlinburg Trip

In Downtown Gatlinburg, there’s so much to do. Arcades, Gatlinburg Space Needle, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, eat Candied Apples, and so much more.
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Winter Gatlinburg Trip

There’s lots of great places to eat. A couple of my favorites are Bennett’s BBQ and Luigi’s Pizza
Winter Gatlinburg Trip
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

On the way out of town, we stopped in Pigeon Forge
Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Winter Gatlinburg Trip

Gatlinburg is a great place to visit. It’s a place that my family travels to quite often. If you haven’t been, you should add it to your travel list!