This is out 3rd time to pigeon five/gatlinburg.. IF YOUR NOT SKIING don't waste your time going to OBER GATLINBURG.. you can't touch the snow, it is completely fenced off, you have to pay to goto the snow, the animal exhibit is a waste, almost all animal exhibits were empty.. the mall area is WAY WAY outdated and is way overdue for an upgrade.. best time was the tram and scenic lift..
TUBING? If your not in line to buy tickets by like 8am (in gatlinburg) your not tubing that day and you can't buy tickets in advance or online.. Alpine slide was closed.. don't waste time getting a wristband, its a waste of money..
To sum it up, if your not skiing or snowboarding.. DONTWASTE YOUR TIME AT OBER GATLINBURG.. stay in gatlinburg.. its the best time