This Sunday, December 2, 2012, 292 pre-registered Santas will hit the slopes of Maine's Sunday River Resort in the 13th annual santa-themed fund raissing event.
"This is a hugely popular event and this year's online registration filled in less than two minutes time," said Dana Bullen, Resort President and General Manager for Sunday River. "It's visually stunning to watch all those Santas skiing and snowboarding down the mountain and it puts everyone in the holiday spirit-all for a great cause.
At 11 a.m. Following a brief photo shoot 292 santas will board the South Ridge Express chairlift before schussing down the beginner trails of Mixing Bowl and Broadway all at once.
For their participation, Santas receive one free lift ticket to use for the rest of the day, in addition to another free lift ticket to use anytime through December 14, 2012.
Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains and guests not participating are invited to watch this annual "running of the Santas" from the South Ridge base area or from the sides of the trails.
Santas on skis Copyright Sunday River Resort