Skiers and riders are down to a scant handful of resorts operating across North America as the second-busiest winter on record winds toward a finish.

[R20R, Arapahoe Basin] in Colorado, [R227R, Mammoth Mountain] in California, [R404R, Snowbird] in Utah, and [R470R, Timberline Lodge] in Oregon are still spinning their lifts.

Summer skiing and riding on Blackcomb Glacier at [R493R, Whistler Blackcomb] is scheduled for June 19 through July 25, with summer camps in freestyle, moguls, and racing.

New England die-hards won't find any chairs to ride but still can find snow on the open slopes of Tuckerman Ravine and the East Snowfield on Mount Washington.

It's hard to let this season go.

U.S. resorts posted 59.7 million visits according to the preliminary Kottke National End of Season Survey, second only to winter 2007-08, with 60.5 million skier and rider visits.

A-Basin projects daily skiing and riding until its projected closing date of June 6.

Mammoth intends to remain open daily through the July 4 weekend.

Snowbird is open for skiing and riding Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 20, conditions permitting.

Timberline Lodge on Oregon's Mount Hood is offering the only lift-served skiing and riding in the U.S. all summer long.  

Terrain on the Palmer Snowfield is for advanced intermediates and above, and is further limited by the number of race camps scheduled to be held there. Timberline keeps at least one lane open for use by the general public.