Sports Tourism May Be Next for Northern Virginia

March 11th, 2019

Creating an indoor ski slope out of the Lorton Landfill mountain of trash is just one idea that is part of a larger proposal involving “sports tourism,” that Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) supports so Fairfax County can take advantage of this possible financial gold mine.

“We could have ski teams in our schools,” Herrity said, looking at the bigger question surrounding this notion of sports tourism. “Why haven’t we looked at this before?” he asked.

Herrity noted that there are 60 indoor ski facilities in the world, but none in North America, so the Lorton Landfill site would be the first if it happens. “It’s got a significant vertical drop already,” he added.

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