PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida’s new winter wonderland has been temporarily shut down by Pasco County officials.
According to Snowcat Ridge’s Facebook page, on December 9, Pasco County officials arrived at Snowcat Ridge and revoked the parks existing permit.
Pasco County says several recent site visits, Fire Rescue and Building Construction Services discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations that pose a significant threat to public health and safety.
The park will remain closed until all life-safety violations are corrected.
The park posted on their Facebook page saying: “Pasco County has failed to recognize our State of Florida amusement ride approvals and will not allow us to open Snowy Slopes. Our legal team is working hard to keep Snowcat Ridge open, and we hope to have a resolution soon but until then we have been forced to temporarily close the facility. Our team is working hard to resolve this situation as soon as possible.”
The park which is located in Dade City opened on Nov. 20 and features a a massive snow tubing hill, Alpine Village and a 10,000-square-foot snow-covered Arctic Igloo.
A county spokesperson tells News Channel 8 they are committed to working with Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park to address all outstanding life-safety issues and look forward to reopening the attraction.
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