Have you considered visiting the Smoky Moutains during the winter months and wondered about what to expect from the weather? The cold weather can always be a bit unpredictable, so always make sure to check the forecast regularly before your trip! Here’s some helpful information about winter fun and if you can expect to see snow in Pigeon Forge:
Does it snow in Pigeon Forge?
Yes, there is always a chance for snowfall in Pigeon Forge! Even though it’s in a valley, snow can stick around for a while, but it usually melts a lot faster than other places in the Smokies. As an outdoor snow tubing attraction, how do we continue to have an abundance of snow throughout the winter? Well, we make our own snow, of course! We utilize high-tech equipment to make artificial snow that looks real and is 100% natural and edible.
Snow at Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snow Park
The best way to experience snow is by going snow tubing in Pigeon Forge TN. Our outdoor tubing hill is over 500 feet long with a stomach-plunging 70-foot drop! Tubers can ride alone or connect up to 3 tubes to fly down with family members or friends. And the best part is you don’t have to walk back to the top of the ridge; our Magic Carpet Conveyors do all the work!
Our mountain coaster is another great activity you can do that gives you a glimpse of the snow-capped Smoky Mountains! The Avalance Snow Coaster can seat 2 people, and you can control your speed using the hand brake. So whether you want to zip around the curves or take a more leisurely ride, you’re in complete control!
Other Places to See Snow in the Smoky Mountains
Rowdy Bear isn’t the only place in the Smokies to enjoy snow! Take a look at a few more spots we recommend visiting with your family:
SkyLand Ranch in Sevierville TN
SkyLand Ranch is just a few minutes away from our Pigeon Forge attraction and offers outdoor activities for all ages. They also have a thrilling mountain coaster, the Wild Stallion, that takes you up high enough to admire the gorgeous wintery scenery. Legacy Lookout is a beautiful scenic overlook at the attraction, and you can also find gem mining, shopping, dining, line dancing, plus adorable miniature animals!
This area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is perfect for exploring during the winter months because you don’t have to leave your vehicle! The white blanket of snow covering every surface only adds to the magical experience and natural beauty! Bring your snow boots and winter coats if you want to get out and tour one of the cabins, and you could even hike to Abrams Falls to see a partially frozen, snowy waterfall.
Another scenic drive we recommend to see snow is Newfound Gap. This road is nearly a mile high in elevation, so you will be able to lots of snow on the trees and mountain ridges. There are several pull-offs and scenic areas to stop at for easy access, and several historic sites are along this road, including the Rockefeller Memorial!
So, does it snow in Pigeon Forge? Sometimes! And now you’re aware of the best places to experience snow. Get your snow tubing tickets today so you can make the most of your winter vacation!