Fairfax County board approves indoor ski slope project ‘Fairfax Peak’

Rendering of Fairfax Peak

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to move forward

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with the Fairfax Peak project, which will eventually create more than 1,300 jobs.

The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, approving the agreement with Alpine-X. This will lead to the construction of “one of the largest indoor ski facilities in the world,” according to the board. The plan includes building a 450,000 square foot facility, with its longest slope running around 1,700 feet.

The plan approval did not specify where the ski slope project would be built; however, the agreement does allow more on-site research and “feasibility” studies.

Supervisor Pat Herrity, who is also the chairman of Fairfax County’s Sports Tourism Task Force, said in a statement, “As we look to emerge from the pandemic and its economic repercussions, Fairfax Peak will bring some much-needed relief and opportunity to our residents.”

According to the board, a fiscal analysis showed more than 1,300 jobs coming from the facility. The estimated local tax revenue is around $1 million.


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