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Snowcat Ridge reopens

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One day after officials from Pasco County shuttered the attraction for a variety of code violations, the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park was given permission to reopen under a temporary permit. The Snowcat Alpine Snow Park features a real snow-covered tubing hill, an Alpine Village, and a 10,000-square-foot snow dome. The park opened on Nov. 20.

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County officials shut down the Dade City attraction on Dec. 10 on grounds that inspectors had found a litany of fire, building, and plumbing code violations that they said jeopardized public safety.

That afternoon, Park administrators announced that they were working to resolve larger safety issues including those connected to the Park’s use of shipping containers in the Alpine Village, and to review updates with inspectors.

Following another inspection, the Park was allowed to reopen the following day.

We’ve temporarily removed the use of our shipping containers in the Alpine Village and the rest of the park has been cleared to open on Friday, Dec.11 at 3 pm,” Park administrators said in a written statement. “The safety of our staff and guests are our top priority and with these modifications complete, we are looking forward to welcoming guests back to Snowcat Ridge.”

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According to a Pasco County spokesman, the Park will be required to undergo final inspections within the next week.

No one from\Snowcat Ridge was available for further comment.

 

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