Enjoy a single, tandem or family ride. Photo courtesy of Snowcat Ridge
Enjoy a single, tandem or family ride. Photo courtesy of Snowcat Ridge

Florida’s First Snow Park to Open for Tubing and Family Fun

Floridians no longer have to leave the state to experience the magic of real snow. Just an hour and a half outside of Orlando, in Dade City, is Florida’s first snow park, Snowcat Ridge. Set to open November 20, this outdoor attraction features an Alpine village, snow tubing hill, and a snow-covered Arctic igloo. 

It's the latest addtion to an area better known for its family-friendly mini-golf courses and boating destinations.

Snowcat Ridge Tubing Park to Open in Dade City

A pair of magic carpet-style lifts transport riders to the top of Snowcat Ridge's 60-foot tall Snowy Slopes tubing hill, where they can ride in single, tandem, or family-style tubes. 

In the 10,000 square-foot Arctic Igloo attraction, young guests (under 42 inches tall or 3 years old and younger) can enjoy a child-sized snow hill, and families can build snowmen or snow castles out of real snow. 

The Alpine Village attraction features a variety of vendors offering food and beverages as well as a holiday market. Each night, guests can enjoy a magical music and light show while roasting s’mores around a campfire.

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The 60-foot-tall slope is accessed via a magic carpet-style lift. Photo courtesy of Snowcat Ridge

Snowcat Ridge has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan in accordance with CDC guidelines. This includes requiring guests and staff to wear face coverings in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Guests and staff must also pass a temperature check before entering the park. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the park and enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.

Advanced general admission tickets are now available and start at $24.95. General admission includes a two-hour snow tubing session and all-day access to the Arctic Igloo and Alpine Village. Unlimited snow tubing tickets are also available.

To access Snowcat Ridge from Orlando, take either state Route 50 west or I-4 west to U.S. 98 north.

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