Tips for Planning a Family Ski Vacation

31 December 2013 / By parksidecabins
Family sitting in snow with skis
Dec 31, 2013 Gatlinburg attractions

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to wait until summer to have fun. For families who want to take a skiing adventure this year, Parkside Cabin Rentals has cabins near the only ski resort in Tennessee, Ober Gatlinburg. Since we love the slopes as much as you, we’ve created a list of tips to help families prepare to enjoy winter activities while staying in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals.

 

Clothing

 

Visitors who plan to ski while in the Smokies should remember to layer. Layering clothes will keep you from losing heat, and, after finishing the run, you can peel away some layers once you’re indoors. Waterproof gloves are also important to bring along, and goggles will keep the sun and snow out of your eyes as you speed downhill.

 

Accomodations

For a true mountain skiing adventure, Parkside provides Gatlinburg cabin rentals near the Ober ski resort and other winter family activities. After an adrenaline-filled day on the slopes, nothing is more relaxing than a private mountain hideaway, a cup of hot cocoa and the ones you love.

 

Equipment Rental

 

Families taking their first or second ski trip won’t have to worry about buying gear for everyone. Ober Gatlinburg offers Ski and Snowboard rentals each day and night. For $25.00 daily, skiers can rent skis, boots and poles. Snowboard rentals are $30.00 per day, per person.

 

Ober also offers jacket, pants and helmet rental, so adventure seekers can stay warm in mountain gear while gliding down the slopes. For the more timid family members, Ober also has shops and restaurants to enjoy while the adrenaline seekers have their fun.

 

If you’re ready to plan a family ski trip to Gatlinburg, Parkside offers cabins just minutes from the slopes. Our Gatlinburg cabin rentals feature comfortable furnishings and a homey atmosphere. Contact us today at 1-877-535-4620 to begin planning your next Smoky Mountain adventure.