NEWRY, Maine (AP) -- Skiers are stripping down to shorts and bikini tops to keep cool as they bid what could be an early goodbye to a season that has disappointed all around.
An unprecedented spell of record temperatures soaring into the 80s has New England skiers dodging dirt patches and exposed rocks.
The melting snow spells potentially millions in losses for those who make their living off winter tourism and sports.
A year after U.S. ski resorts reported a record 60.5 million visits, the season opened with early snow and high expectations.
In the end, warm weather and a lack of snow put a damper on the season across much of the country.
Only a few of Maine's 22 ski areas were open Wednesday.