Gatlinburg Sky Lift evaluating damage

GATLINBURG (WATE) – Boyne Resorts, the owners of Gatlinburg Sky Lift, said they are evaluating damage after fires in Gatlinburg.

The lift’s upper section and upper terminal were significantly damaged and a spokesperson said the viewing deck, including the gift shop, were also a total loss. The street-level building where ticket sales, offices and maintenance shop are housed stands entirely unharmed and the lift’s lower terminal were also spared, according to Boyne Resorts.

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Gatlinburg Sky Lift said they plan to reopen in mid to late spring 2017. Over the next few weeks, they said they will work to determine if they will be able to repair the chairlift.

Lower section of Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Lower section of Gatlinburg Sky Lift

At this time, the business said they are focusing on their team members who have suffered loss from the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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