Winter in The Sunshine State usually looks like a light jacket and close-toed shoes for a few weeks before you're back to shorts and flipflops. If you want to actually see snow though, you’d normally have to leave the state. This winter may be a little different with the opening of Florida’s first-ever outdoor snow park. Even with the pandemic, Snowcat Ridge Snow Park is still on track to open its doors before Christmas.
“At this time, construction is underway and we are still on track for a November 2020 opening,” Marketing Manager Winston McDaniel told FOX 35 News in an email.
As they get closer to fall, more updates will be available.
If you’ve been dying to take a wintery retreat and want to know where to go to get seasonal vibes once it opens, Snowcat Ridge will be located in Dade City next to Treehoppers treetop obstacle courses.
With real snow, you’ll get to frolic in a 10,000 square foot play dome, build snowmen, pummel your friends with snowballs, tube downhill, as well as top the day off with hot cocoa by a bonfire at the Alpine Village.
The park's snow tubing hill will be 60 feet high and 400 feet long. If you’re already dreading the trek back up to the top, don’t worry. A “magic carpet” lift will ferry riders and their tubes back the summit.
Guests can even look forward to a light show atop the hill and inside the snow dome.
It sounds like it might end up being a place fit for Queen Elsa herself!