Posted by: Anna Webb | February 6, 2014

Winter on Big Island


Yes, Paradise has Winter weather and this past week brought snow to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Hawaii's Big Island from Space - Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa snow capped.

Hawaii’s Big Island from Space – Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa snow capped.

Photo of snow covered road to Mauna Kea.

Photo of snow covered road to Mauna Kea.

It’s truly an experience to be able to ski at 12,000 feet elevation and be back on the beach in about an hour. And, a spectacular sight to see the snow capped majesty of the volcanoes that formed the island.

Winter’s not over yet – and freezing temps will stick around for a while. Please be mindful of the dangers of hiking the mountains. One hiker had to be rescued after being stranded for two days. Enjoy and stay safe!

Mauna Kea Hazards

Mauna Kea Forecast

 

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