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Snowcat Ridge snow park in Dade City will return for third year

Tickets are on sale now for the snow park, which will open Nov. 11.
Broc Turner of Tampa slides down a single lane of the Snowy Slopes attraction with his cousin, Bishop Griffin, 4, of Jacksonville while visiting the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021. The snow park will reopen Nov. 11 in Dade City.
Broc Turner of Tampa slides down a single lane of the Snowy Slopes attraction with his cousin, Bishop Griffin, 4, of Jacksonville while visiting the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021. The snow park will reopen Nov. 11 in Dade City. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Oct. 25|Updated Oct. 26

Dade City’s Snowcat Ridge, which markets itself as Florida’s first and only alpine snow park, will return for a third year starting Nov. 11.

The snow park has huge machines that produce thousands of pounds of “real snow” every day. It features sliding on Snowy Slopes, an indoor play area, ice skating and snowball play. It will remain open on select days through Feb. 26. The park also offers private igloos for rent and multiple food options.

Jordan Bielunski of England tests the ice on the Crystal Ribbon ice skating rink while working at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021 in Dade City.
Jordan Bielunski of England tests the ice on the Crystal Ribbon ice skating rink while working at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021 in Dade City. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2021) ]

The park has a 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, and the 10,000-square-foot Arctic Igloo indoor snow play area will have 100,000 pounds of snow created daily.

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General admission tickets include a two-hour snow-tubing session and all-day access to the indoor play area, Alpine Village and the Crystal Ribbon ice skating rink. You can bring your own ice skates or rent them for $9.95.

If you go

Snowcat Ridge: The alpine snow park features a 400-foot-long snow-tubing hill, ice skating and snow to play in. Alpine Village features vendors selling crafts, food and drink. It opens 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 11 and continues on select days through Feb. 26.

Where: 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-576-1450. snowcatridge.com.

Admission: All-day tickets start at $26.95. Ice skates can be rented for $9.95.

Riders stream down the single lanes of the Snowy Slopes attraction at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021. The snow park will reopen for a third year on Nov. 11.
Riders stream down the single lanes of the Snowy Slopes attraction at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021. The snow park will reopen for a third year on Nov. 11. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2021) ]
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