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Upward climb remains for proposed ski resort in Fairfax County

A sky terrace is planned at the proposed Fairfax Peak site in Lorton (via Fairfax County)

The arrival of one of the largest indoor ski facilities in the world to Fairfax County is still up in the air.

Alpine-X, a Tysons-based company, had hoped to file plans late last year to lease land at the county-owned I-95 landfill in Lorton for the public-private project called Fairfax Peak.

“Market changes” pushed that goal back, according to Alpine-X Chief Financial Officer Jim Calder.

“We’re hoping to have a better sense of timing in the next three months,” Calder said.

“The current markets/inflationary construction costs have impacted our timeline,” a spokesperson for the company told FFXnow. “However, our goal is to transition to rapid development as soon as these factors improve.”

Alpine-X filed a proposal in 2018 to build the 450,000-square-foot snow sports facility with a 1,700-foot ski slope.

Other features of the proposed snow sports complex might include multiple ski slopes, a water park, gravity ropes course, areas for skiing and snowboarding, restaurants, a gondola, a luxury hotel and a gravity-powered mountain coaster, according to the submitted proposal.

In December 2021, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the negotiation period between the county and the company until Dec. 31, 2023.

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