Last weekend, Hawaii's first (and possibly only) snowfall of the year dropped around two feet of snow atop the Big Island's tallest volcano, Mauna Kea. The snow, which was blown into drifts up to eight feet tall in places, closed public access to the summit, which is normally accessible by road.
Luckily, the road has been cleared, and the summit is again open to the public. Those planning on heading up should be aware, however, that it is still below freezing on the nearly 14,000-foot summit, so heavy clothing is highly recommended.
Snowbird and Alta have both gotten over two feet of snow in the past 48 hours, and forecasts call for another foot by tomorrow. Little Cottonwood Canyon's SR-210 is closed for avalanche mitigation work, and both resort's employees and visitors are confined inside by interlodge travel restrictions. RELATED: Massive Avalanche Cycle Hits Montana's Flathead Range The snow is supposed to slacken throughout Friday night, so the resorts will likely open at some point on Saturday. With three feet of
A man died last week from accidental hanging after falling off a Vail Chairlift and getting caught in his ski jacket. Wikimedia photo. According to the Aspen Times, a skier fell off a Vail chairlift and died last Thursday. The death was ruled an accident and was attributed to the fact that the 46-year-old man, Jason Varnish from New Jersey, slipped through the seat of the chair, causing his ski jacket to wrap around his neck and compromise his airway. According to witnesses, the folding
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Colby Ameden (@colbyonthego) on Feb 11, 2020 at 5:43pm PST A backcountry skier in Colorado captured this crazy video of two huge avalanches on Jones Pass outside of Winter Park, Colorado yesterday. Both were set off intentionally by avalanche mitigation bombs and allude to the avalanche-prone conditions that still exist in Colorado. RELATED: Avalanche Cycle Blasts Montana's Flathead Range General elation ensued after a