Arts and crafts in the Great Smoky Mountains have a rich history. In addition to the mountains themselves, crafts were one of the original factors that started drawing tourists to the area in the first half of the 20th century. The public's appetite for acquiring hand-made pieces of art and craftwork grew steadily over the years, and today, the original works of skilled local artisans continue to be one of the area's top draws.
High atop Ski Mountain overlooking Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is Ober Gatlinburg: the winter vacation destination within a day's drive of over 50 percent of the United States population. At Ober Gatlinburg you can find resort-style skiing with friendly certified instructors. All of the ski instructors at this Gatlinburg Attraction are trained regarding modern equipment and techniques. Visitors will feel confident knowing the ski school is a member of both the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the Swiss Ski School organization.