The New York Metro area, at long last, has BigSNOW in the Meadowlands, an indoor ski and snowboard center that had languished in controversy and false-starts for years before becoming a welcome realty in December 2019. The road to the opening of Fairfax Peak atop a landfill in Lorton, Va. appears to be a lot smoother.
Fairfax Peak, a 450,000-square-foot indoor facility with its longest slope at 1,700 feet, won approval from the Fairfax County Supervisors in November 2020 allowing the project to move ahead. The developer is currently in the public engagement and environmental impact study stage and is aiming to break ground after that. It is expected to take about two years to build out the first phase of the project.