Sunday River ski resort holds 12th annual Santa Sunday

Numerous snowboarding and skiing Santas hit the slopes during the 10th annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River ski resort in Newry on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.
Pat Wellenbach | AP
Numerous snowboarding and skiing Santas hit the slopes during the 10th annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River ski resort in Newry on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.
The Associated Press
Posted Dec. 04, 2011, at 9:35 a.m.

NEWRY, Maine — Hundreds of skiers decked out in Santa outfits and beards are hitting the slopes at Maine’s Sunday River ski resort.

The Newry resort says 250 skiers and snowboarders signed up for Sunday’s 12th annual Santa Sunday to raise money for the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual holiday toy drive. All 250 available spaces filled up in eight minutes on the Sunday River website.

To participate, the skiers have to show up in a Santa outfit and donate $10 or more to the toy drive. Participants get to ski free for the day while also receiving another lift ticket good through Dec. 16.

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