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Snow blankets Mauna Kea

Two days of blizzard conditions have left a thin white blanket over Mauna Kea. But is it enough to bring out hardcore snowboarders and skiers?

"It's a hearty handful of people who do it," said Toby Kravet, president of the Hawaii Ski Club.

"Basically, what people do is they go up there with a buddy and take turns skiing and driving down the road and picking them up."

The National Weather Service says two inches of snow fell on the highest point in the state. But the snow is hard and icy, not the powdery stuff that's ideal for skiing.

"The snow is kind of like corn kernels," said Kravet.

"You can hit some lava rocks going through the snow."

The Big Island is one of the only places in the world where you can surf and ski on the same day but it's only do-able a few days a year. Hawaii's summit adventurers are on standby for the next big snow dump.

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