Santa and his helpers hit the ski slopes to spread some holiday cheer on Sunday. All told, a mob of 150 jolly ol' elves hopped on skis and snowboards for the 16th annual Skiing Santas event at Sunday River ski resort.
The event serves as a festive kickoff to the holiday season.
"It's really fun because everyone is a little wild and crazy," said Catherine Bolender, 53, of Waterboro, who's been participating for about a dozen years.
Thom Bureau, a snowboarder, agreed that it's chaotic - and unforgettable. "The whole chairlift is full of Santas. It's kind of freaky, actually," he said.