Winter storm boosts business for Ober Gatlinburg

Ski slopes have opened to the top of the mountain at Ober Gatlinburg. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The winter storm turned into a big weekend for Gatlinburg, with Ober Gatlinburg having a sell out weekend.

Tuesday, the ski resort had an unexpected surge in business when they found out most Georgia school districts were still on a winter break.

"We actually had more business for a Tuesday than I really was expecting. I found out that Georgia schools have one more day of their Presidents vacation," said John Casaboom with Ober Gatlinburg. "The timing of the storm was absolutely perfect. To get a storm in the middle of the week gets people excited about skiing, they know they're going to have a great weekend."

Ober Gatlinburg says they plan on staying open through Easter with Tubing. They'll stay open longer if they have demand and enough snow on the ground.




 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus