If you missed your chance at Sunday River's annual Santa Sunday (registration closed last week after 250 Santas signed up in 12 minutes), you still have use for that red suit yet, as Bolton Valley is also offering free skiing and riding to anyone who arrives at the resort dressed as the jolly old man himself.
Unlike Sunday River, Bolton Valley doesn't require you to register. Simply show up on Dec. 19 dressed as Santa, and you're on the slopes for free. Click here for details.
As for what to expect this weekend at Sunday River, here are some scenes from last year's Santa day:
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