Better than Spam musubi.
Maunakea, the Big Island of Hawaii’s tallest volcanic peak, has received near-record snowfall this winter drawing many rippahs. There is no resort, no lifts, lodge or peppermint schnapps infused hot chocolates for apres but there is plenty of room to shred.
Vermont native, Aaron Todd, for example has waited and waited for this moment since moving to Hawaii in 2018.
“I mean this is insane, right?” he declared after multiple runs from the summit. “I don’t think there are too many people who can say they’ve snowboarded in Hawaii. When I was coming up here I saw the snow thin out, so I was a little worried,” Todd said. “It’s a little icy, but I was able to get some nice runs in.”
He heard a rumor that it snowed in Maui last year and will be checking forecasts etc. to catch if it happens again.
Shreddahs are allowed to drive to the top then have their spouses collect them at the bottom.
A likely bummer for the spouses but better than having to sit on a beach and take pictures of a husband or wife surfing.
The absolute worst.