Best time to visit Hawaii

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

It's not a joke. You really can ski and snowboard in Hawaii

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea in Hawaii - Best Time
Photo by

© Leigh Hilbert

Mauna Kea means white mountain in Hawaiian. It's a 4,205 meter volcanic mountain that sometimes gets enough snow for skiing. Since there are no ski lifts, you have to rent a 4-wheel-drive car to the top of the mountain and then just ski all the way down. When there is snow, skiers usually cooperate and take turns in giving rides to the top. The weather for skiing is rather unpredictable. Winter temperatures on the top range from -4 to 4 degrees Celsius. However, if the wind is too strong, it may be impossible to ski. If you don't have room for skiing equipment in your luggage you can rent from Mauna Kea Ski Corporation as well as check with them about the weather forecast.

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea in Hawaii - Best Season
Best time for Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea in Hawaii

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea Map & Location

Check best times to visit
Hawaii