The Island's of Hawai'i are known for its cooling trade winds, blue water, sunshine, waterfalls and splendid natural beauty. The average temperature in Hawaii ranges from 80-86 degrees, year-round. That is, with the exception of the Big Island's Mauna Kea summit.
Mauna Kea is 13,803 ft (4,207 m) above sea level, its peak is the highest point in the U.S. Much of Mauna Kea is below sea level; when measured from its oceanic base, its height is 33,500 ft (10,200 m) more than twice the size of Mount Everest's base-to-peak height of 3,650 to 4,650. Mauna Kea is approximately one million years old.
An interesting fact about the Big Island of Hawaii, you can swim, water ski, surf, boogie board, snorkel, sail, jet ski, and sun yourself for that prefect, golden tan, one day. And then, snowboard, ski, go sledding and make snow angels the next day!
Although Mauna Kea is not exactly a Lake Tahoe skiing experience, it is a fun adventure that you won't soon forget. It will also make for the most interesting vacation pics highlighting the best of both worlds in a vacation escape.