Snow fans should slap the board rack on the car, and head to the Back in Blue Rail Jam at Ober Gatlinburg, next Friday, November 22. A great event to partcipate in or even to just watch, Ober turns its snow tubing area into a contest celebration for those wanting to show off their snowboarding skills. The event is open to all willing participants and free to spectators, with prizes to be awarded based on performance.
This festive Rail Jam event kicks off the winter season at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, which also opens to the public on November 23 for snow tubing runs. Resort spokespeople state they hope to open the rest of the ski slopes in early December, with vigorous snowmaking ongoing. Besides traditional snowmaking equipment, the resort also uses an interesting Japanese technology known as Snow Magic, which converts crushed ice into a snow substitute. The equipment converts up to 25 tons of ice daily, and allows for creation of frozen precipitation even when the sky and temperatures don’t naturally cooperate. Snow is guaranteed, since outdoor temperatures do not matter, and the output is environmentally friendly, with no chemicals used in production.
Hope you are planning to visit here for the Thanksgiving holiday week! We at Volunteer Cabin Rentals are glad to assist you with your Gatlinburg, TN cabin. Hope you can join us to watch the skilled and crazy ones next weekend, and then also bring the whole family for snow tubing! Ages 3 and up are allowed to participate with an adult, and over 6 years old can tube individually. We are thankful to have a ski facilitiy so close and easily accessible. So pack your snow pants too, and get started on downhill winter fun early this year!