Skiing in the tropics
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SeaRide
December 9, 2004
Member since 03/11/2004
237 posts
Hawaiian Style

Read the story --> http://holoholo.org/maunakea/index.html

Summit view (best view in afternoon) --> http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/misc/summitview.html

FACTS:
Mauna Kea ("White Mountain") is an extinct volcano on the island of Hawai`i, the Big Island, the southernmost island in the State of Hawai`i. It is located about 200 miles from Honolulu (about 1/2 hour by air). The "Top Of The Pacific" and the highest island-mountain in the world, Mauna Kea rises 9,750 m (32,000 ft) from the ocean floor to an altitude of 13,796 feet above sea level, which places its summit above 40 percent of the Earth's atmosphere.

Chad
December 9, 2004
Member since 12/12/2000
270 posts
this is brutal, current conditions better in hawaii than in the mid-atlantic.
langleyskier
December 9, 2004
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
I was in hawaii last year for christmas and Mauna Kea was beautifully covered with snow. If it hadn't been snowing the whole week i was on the big island i would have been able to got to the top of the mountain with my brother and dad because my dad knows many of the officials in charge of he stations on the top.
gatkinso
December 10, 2004
Member since 01/25/2002
316 posts
I have skiied it - it is more of a paper tiger than anything else (conditions vary greatly there).

Incidentally, I am in Hawaii right now (on Kauai however). Hey if it is not going to snow may as well be here!
langleyskier
December 10, 2004
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
Can somone post somthing that explains how to get all the permits and where to go because ive been there and seen the snow but am shure it would be an amazing expereince to ski it!
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