Welcome to the era of year-round Northeast skiing.

The first indoor ski and snowboard area in North America is scheduled to open in New Jersey next March.

An illustration of what the ski area at American Dream is expected to look like. [American Dream Photo]

The Big Snow America indoor ski park and chalet at the American Dream complex in New Jersey will span more than 180,000-square-feet and feature an 800-foot ski slope standing 16 stories high.

The ski area has been under construction for more than a decade. Scheduled to open on March 1, 2019, it will offer year-round skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing, plus have a snow play and event space.

The ski area is part of the new American Dream complex, a shopping and entertainment center located less than 5 miles from Manhattan. When it opens next March, the 3 million-square-foot American Dream complex will be the third-largest center in North America, behind only the West Edmonton Mall and Mall of America.