Fairfax County could become home to one of the world's largest indoor ski slopes should their proposal to build a 450,000 square foot facility be approved.
The facility would be in Lorton and would be built on the I-95 landfill. The ski slope is mapped out to reach a height of 280 feet and stretch 1,700 feet long, meaning it would be the longest in North America.
Alpine-X submitted the proposal to Fairfax County. It is believed the complex would draw over 400,000 visitors per year, providing new jobs, the creation of high school skiing teams, and multiple new streams of tax revenues.
Besides the ski slope itself, the proposal contains plans for a 100-room luxury hotel, a snowboarding area, restaurants and more.
Alpine-X says should the proposal be approved, the first phase of the project could be completed in "36 to 48 months."