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Ober Gatlinburg Annual Shutdown April 26th – May 6th, 2021 & Aerial Tramway Undergoing Major Updates March 22 – May 28th, 2021

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From March 22nd to approximately May 28th the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway will be closed for major upgrades and preventative maintenance. During this time, Ober will be replacing the existing Track Ropes and switching to an AC drive with a variable frequency controller. The Track Ropes have a 50-year lifespan, and we will be replacing the original Track Ropes from 1973 when the Aerial Tram was built with 9-miles of steel cables. Estimated cost of the project will be $4.5 million.

Ober Gatlinburg will have its Annual Shutdown for maintenance and improvements April 26th- May 6th, 2021. The Shutdown will consist of all departments making cosmetic improvements as well as inspections and maintenance on activities including some capital improvements. Ober Gatlinburg will be completely closed to the public during this time. In addition to the annual shutdown, the Aerial Tramway will be closing for preventative maintenance and upgrades.

During this time, Ober Gatlinburg will offer a free shuttle from downtown to our mountaintop park. Although the Aerial Tramway will not be in service, Ober Gatlinburg will continue to operate all other attractions, retail malls/shops and food service locations. The duration of this upgrade project is estimated and could be accelerated or extended as needed. Please monitor Ober Gatlinburg’s website and social media for updates regarding operating hours and activity schedules.

For more information regarding Ober Gatlinburg, visit www.obergatlinburg.com or call 865-436-5423.

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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