A Snow Park is Coming to Sunny Florida

Credit: Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park

It may be a little warm in Florida to participate in snow events, but that won’t stop the Sunshine State from still having its winter fun.

The state’s first ever snow park is scheduled to open near Dade City in November next year, giving Floridians a different way to cool off. Called Snowcat Ridge, as it’s called, will feature a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, a 10,000-square-foot snow play dome, and an Alpine Village.

Snowcat Ridge creative director Mark Bremer said, “Some folks think it’s impossible to experience snow tubing and the joy of snow in Florida, but our team is all about making the impossible, possible.”

Visitors will be able to enjoy all the fun in the snow they never got to experience before from riding in tubes down a hill or building snowmen and snow castles. The snow dome will also feature a children’s section where a child-sized snow hill will give younger visitors a chance to enjoy the cold as well.

Additionally, visitors can dine and sip hot chocolate next to a bonfire at the Alpine Village, and there will even be a “magical light show” in the evening.

Snowcat Ridge is set to open next to TreeHoppers on St. Joe Road in Darby, about 9 miles west of Dade City. The park will operate for about 120 days annually.

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