The Big Island of Hawaii got about 8″ of snow last week. Skiers and snowboarders in the area made their way up onto 13,700-foot Mauna Kea and got after it. Some of the boys made a jump over the road and a jump over some rocks and hucked all day.
These guys jumped over the road, over cars in the road and even over cops. A few of the boys sent flips and had some fun. We know that Pete Alport and some of his buddies from Oregon were many of the culprits in these photos. Good timing boys.
How often does it snow in Hawaii?
“It snows here every year, but only at the very summits of our three tallest volcanoes (Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Haleakala).” – Ken Rubin, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaii
“The snow level almost never gets below 9,000 feet in Hawaii during the winter, but since these mountains are taller than 13,600 feet, 13,700 feet and 10,000 feet, respectively, they get dusted with snow a few times a year. It rarely stays on the ground for more than a few days though.” – Ken Rubin, an assistant professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Hawaii