Snow tops Hawaii’s Mauna Kea

mauna kea snow

A blast of wintery weather brought a fresh blanket of snow to the peak of Mauna Kea on the Big Island this week.

Check your calendar. No, it’s not April Fools’ Day. It is February. It is Winter. So, it’s not unusual for Hawaii’s tallest peaks to receive snow.

Don’t worry that these tall peaks get snow. Hawaii’s resorts and beaches remain tropically warm year-round.

For a great collection of photos from this big snow, check out the slide show at Hawaii News Now.

  1. The observatorys look great against a backdrop of stark white fresh snow. Great picture!

  2. Who knew? Too bad there is no good skiing in Hawaii…

  3. From personal experience I can say that Mauna Kea, in Hawaii, is one of the most beautiful volcanic mountains I have ever seen! A dominating site at almost twice the size of Mt. Everest, its views are breathtaking. The best part by far is that you can bask in the snowy glory of this ancient monster and then hit the beach an hour later elsewhere on the island. While I saw loads of sightseers, I did not see any skiers. Is skiing even allowed?

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