03/05/2015 12:17 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2015

Even Hawaii's Mauna Kea Is Covered In Snow, Aka Winter May NEVER End

And you thought your snow day was bad.

Hawaii's Mauna Kea awoke to a hefty blanket of white Thursday morning, after forecasters predicted 10 to 15 inches of snowfall overnight.

Officials closed the road to the volcano's summit due to icy conditions -- and while it's not quite the island paradise we pictured, the scene is still spectacular in its own Hawaiian way.

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It's actually not abnormal for Hawaii to get snow, geology expert Ken Rubin told The Weather Channel. The state's three tallest volcanoes -- Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Haleakala -- usually see snowfall a few times per year.

And yes, you can ski there.

There aren't quite lifts, per se, but you can drive to the top of Mauna Kea volcano and shred your way down, backroads-style. This hobby isn't advised during the current road closures, but it's definitely a thing -- just ask the Hawaii Ski Club.

In that case, we'll settle for snow play. Aloha!



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