A Smoky Mountain winter is a great time to enjoy the outdoors — hiking, skiing, snowboarding, wildlife viewing!

Smoky Mountain Winterfest offers many special events during a Smoky Mountain winter.  This annual event begins the second week in November and continues through February 28.  In nearby towns, you will see millions of lights and other decor shining to celebrate the season.

Smoky Mountain Winter

If you love a Smoky Mountain winter for its ability to provide hours of quiet reflection and a chance for serenity, a Smoky Mountain winter hike will bring your moment of solitude.  Following a day of outdoor activities, relax and enjoy delicious food at one of our many restaurants.

If you plan on staying for a weekend or longer, we have lots of cozy cabins with fireplaces, hotel rooms close to all the action, luxury condos, and smaller mom and pop motels.

Outdoor Winter Activities:

courtyard marriott pigeon forge

Relax by the roaring fire at the Courtyard Marriott

• ATV Rides
• Biking
 Cades Cove
Chili Cookoff
• Gatlinburg Trolley

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Helicopter Tours
• Horseback Riding
• Hot Air Balloon Rides
• Pigeon Forge Trolley

• Scenic Drives
Special Events
• Train Rides

• Wilderness Wildlife Week
• Wildlife Viewing
• Zipline Adventure

Indoor Winter Activities:

Arts & Crafts shopping
Arts & Crafts Shows
Special Events
Theme Parks