Opening day brought a dusting of snow and more on the way. The conditions on the mountain are extremely slick. It rained all day yesterday and melted off some of the snow and then froze over night. The high yesterday was 38 with a low last night of 23. We are expecting more snow on the way today. The good news is we are open and ready for the first guest to arrive.
WARNING!!!! If you are hiking up the mountain today, it is very important you have some sort of crampons. Yak Tracks are fine. Any type of ice walker will do. IT IS VERY SLICK!!!!!! Remember, Alum Cave Bluff trail is the only trail open. We did receive high winds yesterday, so there may be quite a few blow downs. Please be very careful and happy hiking.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
For information regarding shuttle services, as well as overnight parking options in Gatlinburg, please visit our reservations website.