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Skiing, snowboarding Santas hit the slopes in Maine

December 6, 2010 | 12:43 pm

Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa head down the slope Sunday as part of the 11th annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine.

Hundreds of skiing and snowboarding Santas were dashing through the snow Sunday at Maine's Sunday River Ski Resort, turning the slopes and lifts into a sea of red for a good cause.

The Newry, Maine, resort reports that 250 people signed up for the 11th annual Santa Sunday event, with registration filling up in 12 minutes.

Participants who donned head-to-toe Santa attire and donated $10 received a free lift ticket for Sunday as well as an additional lift ticket valid before Dec. 17.

In all, $2,270 was raised to benefit the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual Christmas toy drive.

-- Kelly Burgess
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Photo: Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa head down the slope Sunday as part of the 11th annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Credit: Joel Page / Associated Press

Hundreds of skiing Santas were dashing through the snow at a Maine ski resort over the weekend.

Sunday River says 250 skiers and snowboarders signed up for its 11th annual Santa Sunday event, with registration filling up in 12 minutes.

For the event, skiers got a free lift ticket if they came dressed as Santa and donated $10 or more to the Bethel Rotary Club's annual drive to provide gifts for the area's children in need. They also got an additional lift ticket valid through Dec. 18.

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