Skiing, snowboarding Santas hit the slopes in 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
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