What was once a Fairfax County, Va., landfill could become a new indoor snow sports facility that would house a luxury hotel, restaurants, a sky bar, gondola and multiple ski slopes—including one expected to be 1,700 feet long. The proposed facility would be located at the county’s construction landfill, which closed last year.
WUSA 9 reports that if the AlpineX proposal becomes reality, county leaders said it will be the longest indoor ski slope in the North America. The county seeks public input and is scheduled to hold public hearings.
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One of the world's longest indoor ski slopes might be built on what was once a Fairfax County landfill.
The landfill has long been closed, but is still maintained for what's underneath, according to Dan Storck, Mt. Vernon supervisor.
"Thirty years ago, this was a open landfill, and we buried garbage from Fairfax County residents here," Storck said.