Are indoor ski domes, like the one proposed in northern Virginia, part of the future of skiing?

Alpine X has submitted a public-private partnership proposal to Fairfax County to build a 450,000 square-foot snow sports facility with an expected 1,700-foot ski slope. The facility’s summit would reach an altitude of approximately 280 feet.

The Fairfax County location, near Washington D.C., may become home to the longest indoor ski slope in North America and one of the longest in the world.