It’s all downhill for 300 skiing Santas, a Grinch and a tree

Dec 10, 2022, 9:21 PM | Updated: Dec 11, 2022, 11:44 am
Skiers dressed in Santa Claus outfits hit the slopes for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Su...

Skiers dressed in Santa Claus outfits hit the slopes for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

              A skier dressed as Santa Claus skis for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              A skier dressed as a Christmas tree skis for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              A skier dressed as Santa Claus skis for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              A skier dressed as the Grinch wearing a Santa Claus outfit skis for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Some of the 300 skiers registered for the annual charity ski run descend the slopes at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              A skier dressed as Santa Claus skis for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Skiers dressed in Santa Claus outfits ride a chairlift at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. The skiing Santas raise money for the River Fund, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation in the Bethel, Maine area. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Skiers dressed in Santa Claus outfits hit the slopes for charity at the Sunday River Ski Resort, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — A bunch of Santa lookalikes took to the ski slopes to spread some seasonal cheer on Sunday.

More than 300 jolly ol’ elves — all dressed in red — dashed together down a mountain with white beards and Santa hats flapping in the breeze at the Sunday River ski resort in Maine. A skiing Grinch and a skiing Christmas tree joined the party.

It wasn’t exactly a winter wonderland — there was little natural snow. The snow-making machines at Sunday River produced enough of the fluffy stuff for the annual tradition. Santa Sunday has grown in popularity over more than two decades, raising $7,500 this year for a local charity.

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It’s all downhill for 300 skiing Santas, a Grinch and a tree