Skier on snow at Sunday River

160 Skiing Santas Spread Ho-Ho-Holiday Cheer on Sunday River’s Slopes

Annual event raises more than $2,500 for Sunday River Community Fund

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 Newry, ME (December 3, 2017)-Maine's Sunday River Resort spread some holiday cheer today with the 18th Annual Santa Sunday event. In the name of charity, 160 skiing and snowboarding Santas joined in an epic group schuss down the resort's Broadway trail, raising cheer and more than $2,500 for the Sunday River Community Fund (SRCF)-a donor-advised fund housed by the Maine Community Foundation that benefits non-profits in the Sunday River area communities.  

To participate in the resort's annual Santa Sunday, guests are required to pre-register the week prior to the event. They also donate a minimum of $15 to the SRCF. Once a Santa has successfully registered and made his/her donation, that Santa must be decked in all the trimmings - complete with hat, beard, coat, belt and pants.  

In addition to giving back to a good cause, participants received a free lift ticket to use for the morning, as well as another lift ticket to use any time before December 15, 2017.

"It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit and help support our area communities," Caroline Ochtera, events manager for Sunday River Resort, says.  

For more information about Santa Sunday or Sunday River, visit  

All media queries, please contact Darcy Lambert, director of communications for Sunday River at or 207-824-5243.  

About Sunday River Resort Sunday River Resort is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding and access to the most slopeside lodging in the east, including two Grand Resort Hotels, the Sunday River Inn, and a Youth Lodge. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. More information at  

About the Sunday River Community Fund A donor-advised fund housed at the Maine Community Foundation, the Sunday River Community Fund assists local nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Sunday River's surrounding communities, such as the Bryant Pond Learning Center, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council and the Bethel Library Association. More information at