A Snow Park In Florida? Dade City

First Florida Snow Park to Open in Fall 2020

Snowcat Ridge is the first Florida Snow Park of its kind featuring snow tubing, snow play, and an Alpine Village.


Snowcat Ridge includes a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, along with a magic carpet lift which will whisk riders and their snow tubes to the top of the hill. Guests will be provided with single, tandem and 6-person family tubes to slide down the snow-covered slope.


After a few hours on the snow tubing hill, riders can make snow men or snow castles with REAL snow inside of our snow dome. And, for the very young riders, we’ll have a child-sized version of our snow hill, located inside of our snow dome.


And if all of that sounds exciting, evenings will be magical at Snowcat Ridge, with a light show on both the snow hill and in the snow dome unlike you’ve seen anywhere else in Florida.




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400-Foot-Long Snow Tubing Hill!

Snowcat Ridge will feature a 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, along with a magic carpet lift which will whisk riders and their snow tubes to the top of the hill. The snow hill will feature real snow along with single, double and 6-person family tubes.

Snowcat Ridge Divider

Snow Play Dome!

Customers will be able to make snow men or snow castles with REAL snow inside of our snow dome. And, for the very young riders, we’ll have child-sized version of our snow hill inside of our snow dome as well.

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Snowcat Ridge Divider

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Alpine Village!

Visitors can enjoy a bite to eat or sip hot cocoa while relaxing by a bonfire in our Alpine Village.

 Snowcat Ridge Florida 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.

The park’s goal is to stay open for 120 days of the year depending on the weather. The temperatures must stay below 80 degrees in order for the park to be open (since it will feature real snow).


The snow park will feature snow tubing, snow play and Alpine Village. The 400-foot-long, 60-foot-tall snow tubing hill will also feature a magic carpet lift which will whisk riders and their snow tubes away to the top of the hill. As previously mentioned real snow will be featured along with single, double and 6-person family tubes.

A snow play dome will be made available to customers to make snowmen or snow castles. Real snow will be inside the dome, too. For the kiddos, there will be a child-sized version of the larger, main snow hill inside the dome as well.

Visitors can enjoy refreshments and a bite to eat at the Snow Alpine Village.

Point Summit Inc., who own TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park on St. Joe Road in Dade City, worked with County officials to make this park construction happen. The snow park will be built right beside it.

The snow amusement park would open seasonally to offer snow-themed activities, and also would create seasonal employment for the locals.

Similar parks exist in states like Georgia and California. It would not only be a seasonal attraction, but it would also create seasonal jobs for the Bay Area as well. 

The plan to make this snow park happen in Florida has been in the making for several months at this point. There have been public meetings about it, along with letters of support and objection. Opponents of the snow park argue this would be a bad idea as traffic would increase and the overall economy of the area will be affected in a negative way. 

Snowcat Ridge

 27839 Saint Joe Rd., in Dade City, just next to TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park. 











TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park is the largest zip line aerial adventure park in Central Florida, located just north of Tampa, Florida. The excitement of being in the trees, the thrill of the climb and the amazing experiences are all reasons we’re confident that you have come to the right place for an adventure like no other!


There’s nothing like a day at TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park! TreeHoppers is the best Aerial Adventure Park in Central Florida to experience excitement and challenge in our gorgeous Old Florida forest. Reservations are NOT required, so come out on your own or with friends and family — ages 1 to 101.

Look up — You’ll see a series of platforms interwoven throughout the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form different elements. Each element presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. The TreeHoppers park equals a total of 9 different courses with over 100 unique elements, creating a series of adventures to lead you throughout the forest.

Relax — You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan (although it’s fun to pretend)! Choose from 9 different color-coded trails, from Little Lemurs (for 1-6 year olds), to beginners (easier and closer to the ground), to intermediate, to advanced, to expert (the most challenging). Climb a different course each time, or climb the same course over and over.

Climb with Confidence — You’ll receive a harness and complete safety & equipment orientation before your climb. Our proprietary safety system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times.

Our courses are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons and guides unnecessary. However, in case of any difficulty, our park monitors and guides are available to assist throughout your visit.

To Climb at TreeHoppers You Must

With the exception of the Little Lemurs Course, you must be at least 5 years old and capable of performing safety tasks independently (5 & 6 year olds must be accompanied by an adult, at a 1 adult to 1 child ratio, with the exeception of the Little Lemurs Course)

Read and understand all instructions
Receive specific training in using all safety and park equipment (provided free of charge after registration)
Understand and accept the risks involved

Participation Agreement & Liability Release Forms

Each time you climb at TreeHoppers you must fill out a waiver
For all climbers under the age of 18, you must have a parent/guardian signature on your waiver

Supervised” means an adult (18+) guiding up to 10 children while on the ground or while climbing with the children

With Adult” means an adult (18+) climbing with up to 2 children (7 & older) or 1 young child (5 or 6 years old)



The distance between Tampa and Dade City is 33 miles. The road distance is 38.7 miles.

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