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Rich Fields

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Believe it or not, Florida’s first Snow Park may be coming to Tampa Bay.

Snow skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing don’t exactly come to mind when you think of Florida. When you consider the heat and humidity, it doesn’t sound like the best idea.

But  ABC Action News reports that it might actually become a reality if Pasco County officials approve Point Summit Incorporated’s proposal to build the state’s very first snow park in Dade City. And while locals are excited about the possibility, they are still skeptical. After all, most norther snow parks make their own snow, but how would that fly in Florida?

According to Adam Thomas, Pasco County’s Tourism Director, the climate wouldn’t be too much of a problem, because they plan for the park to only be open during the colder months, between fall and winter. But if we had a fall like this year’s, one wonders if it will still work.

Thomas is quoted as saying, “This is a great unique asset that could attract a lot of attention to Pasco County in a great positive light. We have all these great amenities that really makes Pasco unique in the sports arena. Now we’re just trying to add on to that.”

This is truly a unique idea and I’d certain give it a visit. For now I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .