Gatlinburg Brings Snow to Alabama on Gameday

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The City of Gatlinburg hosts a family-friendly event in Tuscaloosa, makes it snow at The University of Alabama

Snow Tubing

We're excited to recreate Gatlinburg on campus at The University of Alabama

The City of Gatlinburg will bring snow to The University of Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. at The University of Alabama vs. Mississippi State game.

The free event will feature a giant snow slide, snacks, information about ski packages at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort, giveaways and more. The event will be located in front of The University of Alabama’s Student Media Building on University Blvd. The Student Media Building is in between Reese Phifer Hall and The Walk of Champions outside the north-end zone of Bryant Denny Stadium.

“We’re excited to recreate Gatlinburg on campus at The University of Alabama,” said David Perella, Executive Director for the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism. “Gatlinburg is a popular ski destination for Alabama residents and is just a short drive away.”

The event is free to the public and will feature a snow slide for actual snow-tubing by attendees. Visitors can also enter to win giveaways from Gatlinburg’s tourism partners, such as a two-night cabin stay and attractions passes or ski packages to Ober Gatlinburg ski resort and amusement park. In addition, the event will feature a taste of Gatlinburg with free hot chocolate, fudge samples and mountain taffy for visitors.

All event attendees will receive special offers and discounts in Gatlinburg just for attending. For more information on the event, visit

Gatlinburg is a quaint, mountain getaway nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It offers a variety of travel experiences ranging from family activities to romantic getaways or outdoor adventures. Gatlinburg also has more than 12,000 rooms for lodging and 400 shops as well as many attractions including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Ober Gatlinburg and many others.


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