Yup, it snows in Hawaii and they even ski and snowboard in Hawaii. Most years see enough snow to ride on but we aren’t sure if that happened this season… Regardless, it’s gonna snow in Hawaii this evening and tomorrow above 12,000′. * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 inches or more are possible. * WHERE…Big Island Summits […]
On Thursday night, July 16th, a thunderstorm dropped about 2 inche of snow on the summit of Hawaii’s tallest peak, 13,800-foot Manuna Kea. Snow on 13,800 Mauna Kea in Hawaii yesterday.The snow stayed on the ground until midday Friday (yesterday). Hawaii gets snow just about every year, but nearly always in the winter. That said, National Weather Service meteorologitst Maureen Ballard says that snow can fall on the summit of Mauna Kea any time of the year.
Last week, there was a Blizzard Warning for the Big Island of Hawaii. Up to 8″ of snow was forecast and people were fired up about it. Some got out there and got after the Hawaiian powder and these guys even built a road gap jump for good measure. Skiing Mauna Kea is very real. The Mauna Kea Ski Corporation rents skis and snowboards for $50/day. They claim that 2,500 to 4,500-vertical-foot runs are a very real possibility. These guys can also arrange shuttles to pick you up and drop you off at the top to maximize vertical. […]
This is kinda cool. This is kinda frustrating. While the West Coast flounders in ski area closing snowlessness, Hawaii is expecting 5-8″ of snow this week. Yes, people ski in Hawaii. The Big Island’s highest peak, Mauna Kea (translates to White Mountain), is the largest mountain in the world. Mauna Kea starts at -19,000-feet below sea level and rises to 13,796-feet above sea level giving it a vertical relief of about 33,000-feet – around 4,000-feet taler than Mt. Everest. Skiing Mauna Kea is very real. The Mauna Kea Ski Corporation rents […]