The climb continues for Fairfax Peak, a long-anticipated project to bring one of the largest indoor ski facilities in the world to Fairfax County.
The county is considering partnering with Alpine-X, a Tysons-based company, to lease land at the county-owned I-95 landfill (9850 Furnace Road) in Lorton for the public-private project.
Alpine-X CEO John Emery said work on the project is ongoing, and the company plans to file an application to rezone the site this year.
“At this time, we continue to make progress on the design of the facility and are coordinating with the county on the timing for filing,” Emery told FFXnow in a statement.
In 2018, Alpine-X submitted the proposal to build a 450,000-square-foot snow sports facility with a planned 1,700-foot ski slope. The facility could include:
- Multiple ski slopes at a 20-degree angle
- An area for skiing and snowboarding with ramps, jumps, and rails
- A bunny slope for beginners
- A luxury hotel
- A gravity-powered, mountain coaster that will slide from the summit to Occoquan Regional Park
- A gondola to ferry riders from the park to the facility’s base
Other features could include a water park, a gravity ropes course, and recreation areas. SnowWorld, a partner of Alpine-X, has signed an agreement with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to possibly operate or own some of the planned facilities.
The county would lease the land to Alpine-X, allowing the company to build, own and operate its own facility.
A spokesperson for the county said negotiations with the company are ongoing.
The project is contingent on several factors, including land use entitlements, state regulatory requirements, and other considerations. In October of last year, the county’s Board of Supervisors voted to extend the negotiation period on the project until December 2023.
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