Think about all the money and effort that goes into a weekend of skiing if you don’t live right next to the slopes. There are the lift tickets, transportation to the resort, lodging, meals while out of town and potentially even a dog sitter (or other arrangements) if you’re leaving home for a few days.

A small but quickly growing cluster of companies have a different vision for your ski getaway. In the future, all you might have to do to ski or snowboard is to drive down the street — the same way you would to a nearby movie theater, miniature golf course or ice skating rink.

If you haven’t yet heard of indoor skiing, there’s a good chance you will soon.