Snowcat Ridge delays season opening to next month. Here is why

Park said postponement due to supply chain delays

Snowcat Ridge (Landon McReynolds, WKMG)

DADE CITY, Fla.Snowcat Ridge, Florida’s one-and-only Alpine Snow Park, has decided to delay the start of its 2023-2024 season until Dec. 3.

The snow park said the change was necessary due to some supply chain delays that prevented it from finishing $1 million in upgrades to its restroom facilities. These upgraded restrooms feature brand new family-friendly facilities providing more capacity and comfort.

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The park was originally scheduled to open on Nov. 17. Snowcat Ridge said if a person had already purchased tickets for dates before Dec. 3, the park will provide a full refund.

Snowcat Ridge bathroom upgrades for 2023-2024 season (Snowcat Ridge)

“Guest satisfaction is a top priority and Snowcat Ridge will continue to ensure every guest has the best experience possible,” the park said in a statement to News 6.

New for this year, Snowcat Ridge will introduce its newest attraction, Santa’s Christmas Lane.

“Nestled amidst a magical landscape of Snowcat Ridge, Santa’s Christmas Lane is your ticket to an enchanting holiday experience like no other. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of the season as you embark on a memorable journey through Santa’s Christmas Lane,” the park said on its website.

The new attraction will include the colorful Peppermint Playzone, story time with Mrs. Claus, a gift shop and even a chance to meet the big man in red, inside Santa’s Cozy Cabin. Guests will also have the chance to slide down a 60-foot-tall snow slope, build a snowman inside the park’s Arctic Igloo, ice skate and enjoy food and drinks in the Alpine Village.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.