Snowcat Ridge, Florida’s only snow park, closes for the season
Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park is closing for the season Monday after opening on Nov. 20. Florida’s first snow park can only operate while temperatures remain low enough to keep the snow frozen. Less than a month after opening, Snowcat Ridge was shut down due to health and safety violations. Inspectors issued violations to the snow park concerning its use of temporarily modified shipping containers in the Alpine Village, the company said. A Snowcat Ridge official said the park will reopen in November but the exact date is to be determined.
Florida’s first snow park to reopen after shutdown for safety violations
One day after being shut down for health and safety violations, Florida’s first snow park has been given the go ahead to reopen Friday afternoon. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park located in Dade City first reported the shutdown on its Facebook page on Dec. 10 after a Pasco county inspector discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations. Inspectors issued violations to the snow park concerning its use of temporarily modified shipping containers in the Alpine Village, the company said. Full Screen 1 / 11 Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. “Our team worked all day yesterday and through the night to come to a resolution on these issues with Pasco County.
Officials shut down Florida’s first snow park for health and safety violations
Dade City, Fla – Less than a month after opening, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park has closed its doors after a Pasco county inspector discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations. The park has not requested any inspections for the other outstanding permits” government officials explained. Full Screen 1 / 11 Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. Snowcat Ridge officials said they weren’t provided any documentation or written explanation of the violations. “Further, Pasco County has failed to recognize our State of Florida amusement ride approvals and will not allow us to open Snowy Slopes,” the Facebook comment went on to explain.
Florida’s first snow park, Snowcat Ridge, was just closed for permit violations
click to enlarge Photo via Snowcat Ridge | FacebookLess than a month after opening, authorities have now revoked the permit for Florida’s first snow park, Snowcat Ridge. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reached out to Pasco County officials who confirmed that the park was temporarily shut down for permit violations. From Pasco County:Pasco County became aware November 25 that Snowcat Ridge was operating in unsafe structures, without required permits, inspections or a certificate of occupancy. It’s been a rough opening month for the Dade City snow park. Snowcat Ridge opened on Nov. 20 and had to temporarily close its Arctic Igloo attraction just four days later because it didn’t have enough snow to accommodate guests.orlandoweekly.com
You can now snow tube in Florida
DADE CITY, Fla – Floridians no longer have an excuse to say they have never seen snow. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City has officially opened. A snow park in Florida, right?“ said Adam Thomas from Florida sports coast. Full Screen 1 / 15 Snow tubing at Snowcat Ridge in Dade City, Florida is now open. A snow park in Florida.
A snow park is coming to Florida in 2020. Yes, you read that right
Real snow will soon be present in Florida. Snowcat Ridge, a snow park that will feature snow tubing, snow play and an Alpine Village, is opening in Dade City in November 2020. When you’re done tubing, you can make snowmen or snow angels with real snow in the snow dome. Small children will have a snow hill of their own inside the dome. Ending the day of snow fun will be a magical light show on the snow hill and snow dome.