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Weather not stopping people from heading up to Ober Gatlinburg

8:13 PM, Dec 26, 2012   |    comments
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With poles in hand and skis on their feet, lots of folks are sliding down the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg.

Ober Gatlinburg's Winter Sports Director John Cossaboom said, "We've been getting very good crowd responses for the last couple of days."

 

That's not bad considering the rainfall the ski resort has experienced during that time.

But Cossaboom explains, "Certainly the rain has affected the amount of coverage we have, but there's plenty built up and we know how to retain the snow, so even when the rain comes we're still going to be skiing.

And as folks made their way down the slopes, they say they didn't notice any major problems with the snow.

Gustavo Torres visiting from Caguas, Puerto Rico said, "There was just some weak snow around because of the rain and some dirty snow because of mud, but it was okay. It was nice and smooth."

 

Michael Moore of Sevierville said, "It's a little slushy, but it's understandable considering it's been raining."

 

And one would think real snow in the forecast would cause a big headache for Ober Gatlinburg; however the resort says that's not the case at all.

Cossaboom said, "The biggest impact it has is on the ability of our guests to reach us. If the roads are snow-covered, they're probably going to sit tight because they're not accustomed to driving in it."

 

 

 

 

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