The I-95 landfill in Lorton could become home to the longest indoor ski slope in North America and one of the longest in the world. (Image courtesy of Alpine-X)
Lorton Fairfax County will host a community information and outreach meeting at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for community members to learn more about the proposed Fairfax Peak snow sports facility at the I-95 Landfill.
Fairfax County and Alpine X, the Netherlands-based company that submitted the proposal, will have a tent at the Workhouse Community Market Day where attendees can stop by to learn about the project. Two short formal presentations are planned for 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Visual displays of the project and QR codes for more info will be provided.
Narrated bus tours of the site also will be available. Seats on the bus should be reserved in advance. Any unreserved seats will be available to walk-up passengers.
In 2019, Alpine-X submitted a public-private partnership proposal to the county to build a 450,000- square-foot facility with an expected 1,700-foot ski slope. The summit would reach an altitude of about 280 feet. The complex could contribute to Laurel Hill’s development as a regional recreation hub and arts destination. The facility would complement the existing equestrian center, Laurel Hill Golf Course and Workhouse Arts Center facilities.
Fairfax County is in process of the formal procurement. The project is contingent on the company successfully achieving any required land-use entitlements to allow for the proposed uses. This event is being held in advance of public hearings and Board of Supervisors actions anticipated to occur this fall and over the winter. More information on the proposal and next steps can be found on the Fairfax Peak web page.
In addition to the outreach event, community members can attend the Community Market at the Workhouse Arts Center, receive free admission to the Lucy Burns museum and visit the Occoquan Arts and Craft Show. Parking shuttles run every 15 minutes from the Workhouse parking lots.