Florida’s first snow park, Snowcat Ridge, doesn’t have enough snow

Getting it to snow in Florida is apparently just as hard as you'd think.


Florida’s first ever snow park is temporarily closing an attraction after underestimating the amount of snow it needed.

SnowCat Ridge Park, which opened in Dade City on Nov. 20, announced this week via Facebook that due to an overwhelming number of guests, its Arctic Igloo attraction didn’t have enough snow to accommodate guests. Because of this, the park will limit its hours to concentrate on increasing snow production.

"We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patience while we work diligently to resolve these issues, and work towards making your Snowcat Ridge experience one you will remember for ages to come!," said the park.  

According to the park’s website, The Arctic Igloo features a snow play area and a bunny slope for riders under 42 inches tall, designed especially for children 3 years old and younger. This attraction, as well as the park’s Alpine Village and 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, will be open during the park’s reduced hours.

The park will be open from 5 p.m.-10 p.m Nov. 24 and 25, and will be closed on Thanksgiving. Its weekend hours are 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Nov. 27-28 and 3 p.m.-10 p.m. November 29-30.

Guests who purchased a ticket for a time slot that is now unavailable will receive full refunds. For more information, check out snowcatridge.com.

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Thomas Holton

Thomas Holton is a journalism student at the University of Florida with an interest in music, culture, and Florida.

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