LORTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - A landfill in Fairfax County may be the future home of what could be the longest indoor ski slope in North America.
Officials say the project, named Fairfax Peak, would be built on the site of the county's Interstate 95 landfill in the Lorton area. Alpine-X submitted the proposal which calls for a 450,000 square-foot snow sports facility to be built with a proposed 1,700-foot ski slope. The summit would reach about 280 feet.
The proposal describes the facility as having multiple ski slopes and a 100-plus room luxury hotel. It would also include skiing and snowboarding ramps, a gondola to ferry riders, restaurants, a ski shop and a sky bar.
Officials say if Alpine-X's proposal is accepted, the company says that it could complete the project's first phase in 36 to 48 months.