Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway To Reopen May 28

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Ober Gatlinburg, Inc.’s iconic Aerial Tramway is set to reopen to the Public this Friday, with the first Tram scheduled to leave the Downtown Terminal at 9:45 a.m. This scheduled reopening comes at the end of a 10-week upgrade of the entire system including, but not limited to, replacement of over nine miles of existing track rope cables (originally placed into service in August of 1973) and
switching to an AC drive with a variable frequency controller. Estimated cost of the total project is $4.5 million.

Officials said, "This upgrade was facilitated and overseen by representatives of Doppelmayr, Garaventa, Fatzer, Frey AG Stans and Ober Gatlinburg, Inc. culminating in final testing and inspection by representatives of these manufacturers/operators as well as the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development/Elevator Unit.

"Ober Gatlinburg is excited to reopen the Aerial Tramway to the public after operations having
been closed since March 22."

Activity Rates may be found here. Hours of operation may be found here.

Face Coverings will be required on the Aerial Tramway until further notice.

"Come be one of the first to ride the Aerial Tramway when it reopens this Memorial Day Weekend as the Tram nears its 48th year of operation here at Ober Gatlinburg," officials said.


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