Ober Gatlinburg's Yeti's Run

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Opens New Slope “Yeti’s Run”

It’s been quite some time since Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort developed a new slope, so this season’s opening of the new Yeti’s Run has been quite welcome for skiers and snowboarders.

Yeti’s Run, an advanced rated slope, splits off to the east from the top of Black Lift. The new run is 635 feet long and 45 feet wide and allows for more options down the slope as it reconnects with Mogel Ridge, Grizzly or Upper Bear Run. Yeti’s Run, with 100% snowmaking capabilities,  is equipped with lights for skiing and snowboarding after dark and will allow more space for special events at the ski area.

This 2014-2015 season is Ober Gatlinburg’s 53rd year offering a variety of snow sports and other activities in the Great Smoky Mountains.

In addition to snow tubing in winter, you and your family can skate at Ober’s Indoor Ice Rink, experience the Wildlife Encounter, or have fun in the Arcade.

Summer offerings include an alpine slide, scenic chairlift, chair swing, water raft rides, mini-golf, and a maze. Opening this spring will be their new Mountain Coaster.

For more info on hours and rates, click here or call Ober Gatlinburg at 865-436-5423

Wilderness Wildlife Week Celebrates 25 Years of Sharing Great Smoky Mountains Heritage

January 24 – 31 at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge

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Sign up early for a guided winter hike in the Great Smoky Mountains! Photo credit: Imagine This Photography

It has been our commitment to create an enjoyable yet enriching series of walks, talks and workshops, as well as informative exhibits that entertain while encouraging the participant to know more of the abundant opportunities that await the visitor to this beautifully diverse area,” says Beneath the Smoke gallery’s Ken Jenkins who is also known as the Father of Wilderness Wildlife Week.

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2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Get stranded on The Island in Pigeon Forge for an evening of great music and fun for the entire family!

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 you can enjoy live music with a performance by Joe the Show. Welcomed to the mic next will be an awesome tribute showcase by the Live Rock n Roll Theater performers and then the headline act of Fairview Union.

Bring the kids for face painting and other free and fun activities while you count down the clock to the midnight fireworks extravaganza!

For more information, visit The Island in Pigeon Forge or call (865) 286-0119.

Arrowmont Souper Bowl XI Nov 20

Souper Bowl XI is November 20th!

Ah! There’s a chill in the air. You know what that means? It’s time to warm yourself up with a big bowl of delicious homemade soup and bread at the annual community event Souper Bowl XI at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg.

On November 20 at the dining hall on the campus of Arrowmont School of Arts in Crafts in Gatlinburg, enjoy lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm or dinner from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

The event is an annual fundraiser for United Way of Sevier County and guests always look forward to adding another finely hand-crafted ceramic bowl to their collection. The bowls are crafted by Arrowmont instructors, resident artists, and studio assistants. Tickets for the event are $30 each.

Arrowmont Souper Bowl XI Nov 20Arrowmont is and educational center for contemporary arts and crafts for adults and children. The school offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops in a variety of visual arts media. From beginner to advance artists works in professional studios on the beautiful 14 acre campus in Gatlinburg. You can choose from a variety of classes such as drawing, photography, woodturning, fiber, ceramics, metals/jewelry, warm glass, books, paper, and mixed media.

The Artists-in-Residence program is a year-long learning endeavor for five lucky early-career artists. The public is welcome year-round to visit the campus and attend presentations that bring together artists, educators, and collectors.

While visiting Arrowmont, be sure to stop by the Arrowcraft shop. It’s one of six shops operated by the Southern Highland Craft Guild that offer fine regional crafts and on-site craft demonstrations. Arrowcraft was founded in 1926 by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and continues preserving the tradition of mountain arts and crafts.

For more info, visit Arrowmont or follow them on Facebook.

Ole Smoky Moonshine Thompson Square Concert Nov 1

Free Thompson Square Concert Nov. 1 at Ole Smoky Moonshine in Pigeon Forge

County Music’s Thompson Square Performs FREE Concert at Ole Smoky Moonshine’s Grand Opening at The Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge on November 1 at 4:00 pm.

To celebrate their Grand Opening of their new 7,218 sq. ft. distillery and retail store, The Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Ole Smoky Moonshine and Q100.3 radio welcome the award-winning country duo Thompson Square for a free concert on November 1 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The husband and wife duo’s debut single, “Let’s Fight,” was country music’s song of summer in 2010. Keifer Thompson met Shawna in Nashville at a singing competition and before forming their own band, they sang backup vocals on Ty Herndon’s “Right About Now.”

Thompson Square’s second single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” went to number one on the country music charts. In 2012, the duo were recognized as Top Vocal Duo at the Academy of Country Music Awards and they’ve produced a string of Top 10 hits like, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” “I Got You,” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” Their most recent single, “I Can’t Outrun You” was released on June 23, 2014.

Ole Smoky Moonshine Pigeon Forge Barn Live Music ConcertIn addition to the performance, you’ll enjoy complimentary moonshine tastings and be one of the first to sample Ole Smoky’s new holiday spirit, Shine Nog! Along with other fun surprises, this is sure to be a great event!

For more info, visit Ole Smoky or follow them on Facebook.