NEWRY, Maine — Hundreds of skiers dressed up as Santa are carving up the slopes at Maine’s Sunday River ski resort.

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 get a free lift ticket Sunday if they come dressed in a Santa hat, jacket, pants and beard and donate $10 or more to the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual drive to provide gifts for the area’s children in need. They also get an additional lift ticket valid through Dec. 18.