mauna loa skiing
Check your rental car contract .... be sure to call in advance for the rental car conditons ...... because the rental companies do or at least did not allow any vehicles up the mountain!
Bummer for wife and I becaues we rented a Nissan Pathfinder 4X at big $$$$ for our week on the Big Island. The only reason we put up the additional (and it wasn't chump change), for the 4X was to ski a few times.
In our hotel on the first night in Hilo, I scanned the rental agreement and it said that under no conditions were any vehicles allowed on the mountain.
Major bummer ..... we were locked in for the week ... with a car I wasn't allowed to drive. All of the big name companies had the same thing when I called for a daily rental.
There was one small independent company that rented Range Rovers that were allowed on the mountain but they were big dollars just for a single day.
Kinda' ruined the trip because the deal up Mauna was to be the highlight of our vacation.