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Mauna Kea Resort Guide

The Mauna Kea resort guide summary is: Mauna Kea has 2 lifts within its 971 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 4203m of vertical range and surrounding area.


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Mauna Kea Resort Guide

The Mauna Kea resort guide summary is: Mauna Kea has 2 lifts within its 971 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 4203m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 4205m
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4203m
Bot: 2m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

10%
25%
65%

Hectares of Ski:

971
Snowmaking: —

Mauna Kea Lifts:

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Total lifts = 2
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Visiting Mauna Kea

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Mauna Kea.


Mauna Kea Features

The terrain at Mauna Kea includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Mauna Kea resort?

Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, is one of the highest island mountains in the world. It is located on the main island of Hawaii along with its slightly smaller neighboring mountain, Mauna Loa (13,667 ft.). If Mauna Kea's height is measured from its base (18,000 feet below sea level), it surpasses even Mount Everest, and is the world's highest mountain (31,796 ft.). Although there is no historical record of Mauna Kea's eruption, geologic evidence suggests that the volcano last erupted around 1650, and eruptions are present in traditional Hawaiian folklore. According to legend, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa were the domains of two opposing goddesses, Poliahu and Pele, respectively. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions were produced from their violent rivalry.


Explore Mauna Kea Location Map

Interactive Mauna Kea trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Mauna Kea?

DecemberAverage: 0.0 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Mauna Kea is week 4 of December. There are typically 0.0 snowy days during this week with 0cm of snowfall. Check out the Mauna Kea Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Mauna Kea

Overall: 4.2 Based on 6 votes and 5 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.0
  • Variety of pistes 4.3
  • Off-piste 4.3
  • Scenery 5.0
  • Apres-Ski 4.3
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Office of Maunakea Management from United States writes:

Maunakea is not a ski resort, as such it does not offer the amenities of a ski resort. There is no public transportation to/from the summit, no food service, and public restrooms are very limited. Mobile phone communications are extremely limited and emergency services are over 1 hour away. High altitude travel is known to present health risks and snow play (skiing, sledding, etc.) is at the person’s own risk. Commercial skiing tours are prohibited. The ski patrol no longer operates. As the mountain is culturally significant and the cinder cones are wēkiu bug habitat, an endemic species found only on
Maunakea cinder cones, the University of Hawaiʻi (the land manager) does not promote skiing. For more information, please visit our website: malamamaunakea.org

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