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While your typical Florida vacation likely includes time at the beach, pool or theme park, the Sunshine State will soon have a new reason for travelers to visit: snow. Yes, this fall visitors can tube down snowy hills, make snowmen and more at the new Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City, Fla.
Snowcat Ridge is set to open in November 2020 and will feature a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill. It will be the first Florida snow park of its kind, complete with a snow dome and an Alpine village.
A magic carpet lift will take riders to the top of the hill, where you can slide down a real snow-covered slope in a single, double or six-person family tube. From the looks of the park’s renderings, visitors can tube during the day for a different kind of Florida fun in the sun or hit the slopes at night under the beautiful lights.
If you plan to visit at night, be sure to catch the light show at the slopes or in the snow dome, according to Southern Living. Guests can also take in this special show and spectacular views from covered pavilions.
Would you rather build a snowman? Snowcat Ridge has a place for that inside its 10,000-square-foot snow dome, where guests can play in real snow and even the tiniest of snow bunnies can play on the child-size version of the snow hill. If relaxing with a cup of hot chocolate is more your speed, check out the shops and eateries in the Alpine Village.
Snowcat Ridge will be located at 27839 Saint Joe Rd., in Dade City, just next to TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park. For more information about the park, visit snowcatridge.com.