4 Things You Need to Know About the Gatlinburg Sky Lift
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is known as one of the most scenic attractions in Gatlinburg TN. The chairlift system was completely replaced and renewed for an even more incredible experience, and reopened on May 26, 2017! From the Sky Lift, you can see across the city of Gatlinburg and into the trees in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s one of the best places to view fall colors as well!
1. You can ride the Gatlinburg Sky Lift during the day or night.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift actually has 2 different experiences. You can take a ride on the Sky Lift during the day or at night, so you can see clear views of the area throughout the day and see the lights across the area at night.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift takes you up 1,800 feet over Gatlinburg. Once you reach the top of Crockett Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to get off the Sky Lift to take pictures and explore the gift shop where you can buy souvenirs, snacks and beverages. (UPDATE MAY 2017: The gift shop is currently under construction, so riders are required to relax in the chairlift and enjoy the trip back down the mountain while enjoying incredible views of downtown Gatlinburg.)
Remember, when you are approaching the top of Crockett Mountain, you will have a souvenir photo taken that you can purchase, too. Be sure to smile for the camera!
3. The Sky Lift is one of the oldest attractions in Gatlinburg.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift has been around since the early 1950s when Rel Maples, an innkeeper, contacted Everett Kircher to build a chairlift in Gatlinburg. Ever since, it has been one of the most popular things to do in the area. At the time, it was the first chairlift in the area, making it one of the best ways to see Gatlinburg. By its 3rd season, over 10,000 people had taken a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. And since then, millions have seen Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains from the Lift!
The Sky Lift is a great attraction for any time of year, but it’s especially great to visit in the fall season when you can see all of the leaves changing across the Smokies.
Gatlinburg Sky Lift Weight Limit
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift does not advertise a weight limit restriction and we do not know of anyone who have been turned away.
Gatlinburg Sky Lift Prices and Hours
For more information about the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, including prices and hours of operation, visit their official website: http://gatlinburgskylift.com/
Gatlinburg Sky Lift Coupons
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is one of the few things to do in Gatlinburg that doesn’t have many (if any) coupons or discounts available for it. With it being one of the oldest and most popular attractions in Gatlinburg, it rarely has to offer deals in order to attract customers. While there aren’t any coupons available online, you might luck out in checking out the numerous coupon and brochure racks at businesses throughout downtown Gatlinburg to see if you can find a rare discount.
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