Free two way web cams
As some have stated, it’s like being able to be there when you arent there.I think there are some of us that truly love Gatlinburg and the Smokies, eventhough we may not live there.After some research High Definition pan, tilt and zoom cams with heaters and blowers built in that are capable of running in year round weather/temperature extremes(snow,rain) cost in excess of 00.Extremely reliable hosting services that can handle the high definition(H.264) bandwidth of 100 simultaneous viewers at a time and 30k to 40K viewers per month is extremely expensive(over 0 per month) If we(GSMVRO) could obtain a reasonable number of subscribers for a new downtown HD webcam with picture quality far exceeding any other Gatlinburg cam we would gladly host the camera.We are pleased also that you noticed all of the Gatlinburg webcams have different URL’S than our own GSMVRO site.You are 100% correct in that we do not own nor do we maintain any of the cams listed on our page.I do realize though that the mentality of some of the people in charge there don’t really understand it so that’s why the webcams don’t get fixed. We visit Gatlinburg and the mountains several times a year. I love seeing the ones that show snow, fall colors, events that go on downtown and many other things. Thanks We will be visiting Gatlinburg for the first time on Dec.In all honesty, its a disservice to all who visit there and those who wish to come! 2014, and I’ve been monitoring the weather since two months. It’s been of great help, since we are from Costa Rica.
Note to all of the dedicated Gatlinburg Web Cam fans: as always we(GSMVRO) do apologize for the cams not working but this is out of our control and we have no information regarding when any of the cams will be up and running.
In a nutshell, I think the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Bureau, or some coalition of businesses should be sponsoring several controllable cams around town.
It’s obvious from many of the comments, they are quite valuable marketing tools.
The Webcams are Probably down Due to the Wild Fires. Cooters, Hog’s and Honey’s, The Space Needle, The Titantic, Blaine’s, Ripley’s Aquarium.
We really enjoy using these webcams but the only one that is working is the one on the Mountain Mall. I”ve been to Gatlinburg I don’t know how many times but still like to peek in when I”m not there to see how things are going.
Wouldn’t it be just too cool to have one on the gondola going up and down Ober Gatlinburg?