opening day

Happy Almost Snoball Season!

Jan 25 2018

Happy Almost Snoball Season! We’re getting closer to opening…but we’re not there yet! Our opening date will be announced as soon as we figure it ourselves!

Happy Almost Snoball Season! We’re getting closer to opening…but we’re not there yet! Our opening date will be announced as soon as we figure it ourselves!

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Opening Day 2016

Feb 26 2016

We are pleased to announce we will reopen for our 77th season this Tuesday, March 1st, with regular hours open 1-7 pm Tuesdays thru Sundays (Closed Mondays) for the season! We can’t wait to welcome you all back!

Now Open and a Special Announcement

Mar 03 2015

We are pleased to announce that Hansen’s Sno-Bliz is now open for the 2015 season. Our current hours are 1-7 PM Tuesday-Saturday.

We have a very exciting announcement. After 75 years as a cash only business, Hansen’s Sno-Bliz can now accept credit cards! Now a lack of cash in your wallet will never be a barrier to ordering a delicious sno-bliz.


There will be a $1.00 convenience fee added to all credit card purchases.

And coming soon, new shirts:


Opening March 3, 2015

Feb 11 2015

76 Years!
We are excited to announce that we will be opening for the season on March 3, 2015.


Hansen’s Sno-Bliz to be honored by James Beard Awards

May 05 2014

We are so thrilled to be honored by the James Beard Awards as an “American classic.” Ashely is in New York for the ceremony tonight.

Shaving Ice

WWLTV has a very nice article about our history and the award, along with video from our opening day.

Ashley Hansen keeps tradition alive

Mar 11 2014

NOLA.com has a great article today on Ashley, Hansen’s, opening day, and our James Beard award, full of pictures and videos:

Ashley Hansen grew up inside her grandparents’ snowball stand. She was 15 when she started working for Mary and Ernest Hansen. Now she’s 40. And now she owns Hansen’s Sno-Bliz.

She’s spent her life working the ice shaving machine Ernest Hansen invented in 1934. She knows every nook of the cinderblock stand and can immediately lay her hands on each yellowed clipping praising Hansen’s sweet cups of shaved ice and every faded photograph of the customers who come back year after year to wait on the yellow line.

Read the full article, see the pictures, and watch the videos on NOLA.com.

Opening Day 2014

Mar 09 2014

Pictures from our opening day – March 7, 2014

News about our opening and our award

Mar 07 2014

We open for the 2014 season in just a few hours. To wet your appetite, here are two articles posted yesterday about Hansen’s Sno-Bliz.

From NOLA.com:

On Thursday (March 6), [Ashley] Hansen took a break from preparing her snowball stand for opening day and answered questions from fans submitted by Facebook and Twitter.

Read the full article and view the video of her responses.


From WWLTV.com:

It may not quite feel like snowball weather Friday, but if you do have a craving for one of the best in New Orleans – and America, according to the James Beard awards – head to Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, as the culinary landmark opens for its 75th season.

The snowball stand at Tchoupitoulas and Bordeaux marks its diamond anniversary Friday as it reopens for the warmer spring and summer months.

Read the full article.

Opening March 7

Feb 14 2014

75 years!

Celebrating 75 years this spring! We’ll be opening for the season on March 7.

Opening Day 2013

Mar 20 2013

It was wonderful seeing some familiar faces and many first-timers at the Sno-Bliz shop yesterday. Fantastic opening day!
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