When we think about Florida, we certainly don't imagine snow — they don't call us the Sunshine State for nothin' — but now, we Floridians will finally get a little taste of the north when Florida's first outdoor snowpark opens in 2020.
About three months ago, we learned that Dade City approved for the outdoor snowpark to be constructed, and we could not contain our excitement. Now, we're about to get even more excited.
At the time, no details had been released other than where it'd be placed; which was nestled comfortably near Treehoppers Treetop Obstacle Course, which offers awesome adventures both by day and by illuminated night courses with music.
Now, those with a spirit of adventure will have a chance to play in the state's first outdoor snow park, and yes, it's going to be real snow.
Real snow, in Florida? What once seemed like fantasy will soon become a reality. The park will be known as Snowcat Ridge Apline Snow Park, and it will be MASSIVE.
With a 60 feet tall and 400 feet long snow tubing hill for you to slide down in either a single, double, or six-person tube, we're already ready to invest in some snow slingin' attire.
But there's more than a huge tubing hill coming with this park! Snowcat Ridge will also have a Snow Dome, where you can roll your own snowmen or construct snow castles with REAL snow.
The snow dome will even have a smaller hill for younger riders looking to experience a little sprinkle of winter next holiday season.
The park will also feature an Alpine Village, where you can warm up after your snow-scapades with hot cocoa and a sit by the fire.
Snowcat is anticipated for a November 2020 opening, with price and hours yet to be announced. The snowpark is expected to run a maximum of 120 days a year, as long as the temperature stays below 80 degrees.
We'll be keeping an eye out for more details as they become available. So far, Snowcat Ridge is sounding like it will be the ultimate holiday hang out spot next year.
An overview of the new park, including opening date, address, and their website can be found below.
Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park
When: Currently scheduled to open November 2020.
Address: 27839 St Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525
Why You Need To Go: Florida's first outdoor snow park! 60 feet tall, 400 feet long with snow tubing hills. Build snowmen and castles out of REAL snow, and sip hot cocoa by the fire at their Alpine Village.
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