Ober Gatlinburg opens for ski season

12:42 AM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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Ober Gatlinburg kicked off it's 50th annual ski season this Sunday.

"We were very fortunate with the weather that came through gave us enough cold weather to be able to make all the snow," says Winter Sports Director John Cossaboom.

He expects around 1,200 people to hit the slopes Sunday.

Warm temperatures delayed their opening by about two weeks.

But he says an early Friday morning cool down allowed them to get the snow machines going.

 "We've had a great customer response for opening day of our 50th annual season," says Cossaboom. "Most of them have never seen snow before. And so they're here, they want to embrace it."

He expects about 80,000 visitors to the slopes over their 80-90 day ski season.

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