This week, Erick and the crew are going “gondolas” over all the winter wonders found in the Smokies this time of year. Starting with a free week of tutorials, talks and treks provided by the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, Erick learns some tips and tricks for interacting with wildlife, and brushes up on how to behave should he bump into a bear. With the lightly dusted slopes of the Smokies in sight, Erick is soon sliding up to Ober Gatlinburg to see if its promises are more than just a load of fresh powder.

After a quick snowboarding lesson, Erick heads off to carve candles instead of curves with the master craftsmen and women of Dollywood during the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival. From there, Erick stops in at Sugarlands Distilling Company to share stories over a few jars and see what makes its moonshine so marvelous.

It’s an episode that’s sure to warm the belly and broaden the horizon, so strap on your snowshoes and set off with Erick and the crew as they show you all the Smokies have to offer in winter!

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