Mauna Kea snow report:

The Mauna Kea snow report is: 0 out of 0 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 5cm (2.0 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 25 of January at 2PM and Friday 27 of January at 2PM HST at the summit. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
5cm
Sat 28 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Mon 19 Dec (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Mauna Kea snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Mauna Kea resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mauna Kea brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mauna Kea snow report shown below was updated on 28 Jan 2023. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Mauna Kea.

Last snowfall:

1.0cm
Jan 23
2.0cm
Jan 24
3.0cm
Jan 25
2.0cm
Jan 26

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Tell us
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
6cm Sun 29 Jan (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
6cm Sun 29 Jan (PM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Mauna Kea snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 4
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mauna Kea:

No recent snow reports

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Mauna Kea Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mauna Kea 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Mauna Kea

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mauna Kea using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: yesterday 3949km  away
Issued: today 3951km  away
Issued: today 3979km  away
Issued: today 3982km  away
Issued: today 3984km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
183cm
168cm
Upper
Lower
284cm
284cm
Upper
Lower
305cm
241cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
381cm
381cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1.0cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
15cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
10cm
8 days ago
Amount:
Date:
19cm
8 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
1.0cm
0.0cm
0.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0.0cm
0.0cm
0.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
8.0cm
0.0cm
0.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9.0cm
0.0cm
0.0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
9.0cm
0.0cm
0.0cm
Weather
Fri
part cloud
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mid station 2110m
Fri
clear
Sat
clear
Sun
clear
Mid station 1890m
Fri
cloud
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mid station 2256m
Fri
part cloud
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mid station 2316m
Fri
cloud
Sat
clear
Sun
light snow
Mid station 2302m

Notes on the Mauna Kea Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Mauna Kea. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Mauna Kea piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Mauna Kea snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Mauna Kea, the Mauna Kea weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mauna Kea weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mauna Kea, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mauna Kea. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Mauna Kea snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mauna Kea snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mauna Kea snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Mauna Kea snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Mauna Kea, study the Mauna Kea piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Mauna Kea snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mauna Kea on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Mauna Kea (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mauna Kea Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mauna Kea snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.