COVID-19 Safety Plan

In accordance with state and local laws and CDC guidelines, Snowcat Ridge has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan to ensure guests and staff follow best practices of hygiene and COVID-19 safety at our facility.

According to the Pasco County Mask Ordinance all guests must wear a face covering in areas of our park where social distancing is not possible:

  • Alpine Village – Guests are not required to wear a face covering in our Alpine Village if they can maintain social distancing.
  • Snowy Slopes – Guests must wear a face covering at all times while on Snowy Slopes.
  • Arctic Igloo – Guests must wear a face covering at all times while in the Arctic Igloo.

Staff are required to wear a face covering at all times.

A face covering:

  • Must cover your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin
  • Must fit snugly against the sides of your face and be secured with ear loops or secured around your head
  • Must be at least two-ply (consist of at least two layers)

A face covering must:

  • NOT include mesh material or holes of any kind
  • NOT have exhalation valves
  • NOT be missing ear loops or fail to be secured around your head (the face covering must be hands free)

If you do not have a face covering, you may purchase one at the gift shop for $1.

Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a face covering, according to the Pasco County Mask Ordinance.

If you have a disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering, according to CDC guidelines, you may wear a face shield instead. The face shield must cover your nose and mouth, wrap around the sides of your face and extend below your chin. You may provide your own face shield or purchase one at the gift shop for $5.

According to CDC guidelines social distancing means staying at least 6 feet from others who are not from your household.

In general, guests must not engage in physical contact including handshakes, fist bumps, hugs, etc.

Wherever possible, guests should practice social distancing.

Please note that guests will not be able to social distance from our staff and from other guests at all times while at our park. Guests who are not comfortable being within 6 feet of a staff member or another guest should refrain from visiting our park.

According to CDC guidelines guests and staff with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit are considered to have a fever.

All guests will have their temperature checked before entering the park. A guest whose temperature is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater will be given the opportunity to return to their vehicle to cool down. If the guest cannot pass a second temperature check, they will not be admitted the park and must leave immediately.

Staff members will also have their temperature checked before starting work each day, according to the same protocols.

According to CDC guidelines hand sanitizer will be available throughout our park.

In addition to regular cleaning protocols and according to CDC guidelines we have increased the number of janitorial staff to ensure that commonly used surfaces are cleaned regularly.

Toilets will undergo additional disinfectant cleanings throughout our operating hours.

According to CDC guidelines guests and employees who are feeling sick or unwell should not visit our facility until they are feeling healthy and well.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must refrain from visiting our facility according to CDC guidelines.

If you live in the same household as another who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must refrain from visiting our facility according to CDC guidelines.

If you have come in close contact with another who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must refrain from visiting our facility according to CDC guidelines.

According to CDC guidelines older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are more susceptible to severe illness and complications should they contract COVID-19.

Because exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present, and because people who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, and because we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 at our park, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions may want to refrain from visiting our event. It is the responsibility of every attendee to evaluate their own risk in attending our event.

We have implemented additional signage throughout our park to remind visitors to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols.