Snowcat Ridge returns to Dade City after Nicole delays opening day


Snow is forecast in Florida – at least for one place in Pasco County. Snowcat Ridge is finally open for the 2022 season.

It was originally scheduled to open last week, but was pushed back due to Tropical Storm Nicole. Snowcat Ridge claims to be Florida’s first and only alpine terrain park with “real” snow. It is an outdoor attraction in Dade City with a hill 60 feet high and 400 feet long. Riders can descend the hill in a single, double or family tube at speeds of up to nearly 30 miles per hour.

Guests can also head to the Arctic Igloo, a snow playground; the Crystal Ribbon, a 16,000 square foot ice skating ribbon; an Eskimo outpost with private igloo rentals; and check out the food and drink vendors in the Alpine Village.

It runs until the last week of February 2023.

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Ticket prices start at $26.95. General admission includes two hours of tubing and all-day access to the Arctic Igloo, Alpine Village, and Crystal Ribbon. Prices do not include ice skate rental.

The park opened in November 2020, giving Floridians the chance to tubing its slopes and play with real snow inside an igloo. However, he faced some setbacks in his inaugural season. Operators had to cut hours when they couldn’t produce enough snow.

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