Smoky Mountain Winter Vacations

What are the activities offered beside skiing and apres ski program on winter ski resorts? What else can the area offer? Ice skating, movie theater, sleigh riding, snowtubing, swimming, jacuzzi and tennis. Ice fishing and mountaineering nearby? Coin-op race courses and family fun park? Night skiing and night riding?

What are the common features of a typical holiday package in one of the ski resorts? How to choose among incomparable accommodations, recreation, dining, shopping, spa, and vacation packages?

First is skiing abilities of the resort. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, you need information about skiing terrain, number of lifts, availability of aerial Cable Car, number and complicity of the peaks. For example, Squaw Valley offers the most skiable terrain in Lake Tahoe, the most advanced lift network in the U.S. and the deepest snow in the world. Squaw Valley is a winter playground for all ages. Thirty-three lifts, including North America's only Funitel and an aerial Cable Car, access to 6 peaks, 4,000 acres and 2,850 vertical feet of terrain.

Ask about a Ski and Snowboard School with innovative instruction programs for all ages and abilities.

Smoky Mountain offers a huge range of outdoors activities. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, national forests and many deep water lakes, outdoor activities are a must for visitors: hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, fishing wildlife observation, and boating. Attractions usually listed as Smoky Mountain's best features include skiing in winter and swimming in summer. Among them are: race tracks, amusement parks, water slides, miniature golf aquariums, museums, motion theatres, and much more.

There is no problem with rentals in the Smoky Mountain.  Everybody can choose one depending on his/her wishes and budget. What do you prefer? A cabin in the woods? A chalet on a mountain top? A hotel/motel within walking distance of fun-filled activities, or a condo furnished like in your house? All are available in the Smokies. You can rent a secluded chalet in a romantic setting. All the comforts & amenities are included. Usually cabins include a jacuzzi in the master bedroom with a king size bed and full size hot tub on the deck, microwave in the kitchen, the living room features a mountain stacked stone fireplace and TV/VCR.

Smoky Mountain as well offers the mountain setting, woodlands, streams, and open country mean great camping. Many tent and RV camping locations are available near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Some of the best restaurants in east Tennessee are found in the Smokies area. Whether you crave steaks, seafood, Mexican, Italian, or some other cuisine you will find it nearby.

The Smoky Mountains are a mecca for marriage. Wedding chapels offer a wide variety of ceremonies in many picturesque settings.

Country music by star performers, great gospel groups Elvis impersonators, outdoor dramas and comedy theaters - enjoy family entertainment at it's best. Local artists and craftsmen are well known throughout the world for beautiful creations of the appalachian culture. When you come to the Smokies, visit these shops and take home a souvenir, reminding you of the area.

Many people come to the Smokies area to take advantage of the shopping bargains. Shopping malls, discount shops, and factory outlet stores are numerous in Gatlinburg,  Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.


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