NEWRY — Hundreds of skiers decked out in Santa outfits and beards hit the slopes today at Maine’s Sunday River ski resort.

The Newry resort says 250 skiers and snowboarders signed up for the 12th annual Santa Sunday to raise money for the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual holiday toy drive. All 250 available spaces filled up in eight minutes on the Sunday River website.

To participate, the skiers had to show up in a Santa outfit and donate $10 or more to the toy drive. Participants got to ski free for the day while also receiving another lift ticket good through Dec. 16.