PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. During 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.
Photo documentation of the various violations can be seen in the photos below.
The park will remain closed until all life-safety violations are corrected.
Pasco County became aware November 25 that Snowcat Ridge was operating in unsafe structures, without required permits, inspections or a certificate of occupancy. Although several permits have been pulled for the project since July, only one permit has been closed to date. The park has not requested any inspections for the other outstanding permits.
The Building Construction process, in general, requires the owner or contractor to pull permits for any work that requires one. Once a permit is entered into the county’s system, the owner or contractor completes the work and schedules the appropriate inspections with the county.
“Pasco County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, and we continually strive to refine our processes. To help ensure the continued safety and security of our community members and visitors, Pasco County Building Construction Services is considering the benefit of a community liaison who could work directly with property owners and contractors to provide regular oversight on complex projects from their inception,” the county said in a statement.
Pasco County says they are committed to working with Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park to address all outstanding life-safety issues, and we look forward to the reopening of this unique attraction.