Skiers Take to the Slopes to Raise Money for Charity

Skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)

More than 230 skiers took to the western Maine resort on Sunday to raise money for charity.

The jolly ol’ St. Nicks took a break last year because of the global pandemic. But they returned to kick off the ski season in full holiday garb, including white beards, red hats and red outfits.

The Santas must donate $20 each which helps support local education and recreation programs. The event raised several thousand dollars for the Sunday River Community Fund, a local charity.

The event took place in the western Maine town of Newry, home to the Sunday River Ski Resort, the state’s busiest.

– Ella Breedlove