Aerial Tramway – Ober Mountain, TN

This aerial tramway features the largest cabins in the United States.
Bullwheels in the motor room.
The second tower is 223 feet tall.
T3 is a whopping 230 feet.
Tower 4.
Cabins slow passing tower 5 due to its significant angle change.
Tower 6 just below the top terminal.
The top station is at the base of the ski area.
The cabins were replaced in 2007.
Top terminal.
Cabin 2 passing tower 6.
The uppermost two towers.
Tower head with lightning protection.
View down at tower 4.
Cabins pass between towers 3 and 4.
The top of tower 3.
Tower 2 has cellular equipment on it as of 2020.
Tower 1 is the only non-lattice tower.
The drive terminal.
Operator controls.
Tower 5.
Cabin 2 at the half way point.
Tower 2.
Middle part of the lift line.
A tower seen from the Gatlinburg SkyLift.
Lift line.

2 thoughts on “Aerial Tramway – Ober Mountain, TN

  1. theskiman50 September 3, 2020 / 7:35 pm

    snowbird has a capacity of 127, 128 if you count the operator. the 2 lifts are very similar although snowbird’s is very steep.


    • julestheshiba February 22, 2021 / 4:10 pm

      To my knowledge Squaws tram has an almost equal capacity to Snowbirds, I think it also used to have cabins like these.


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