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Overview

China Peak Mountain Resort is located at Huntington Lake, just 65 miles northeast of Fresno, California, and the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Skiers and riders will find 1,679 feet of vertical, and a summit elevation of 8,700 feet.

The mountain resort services its varied terrain via seven chairlifts, one T-bar and three moving carpets. Skiers and riders will find a variety of terrain parks to choose from on the mountain. Summer visitors will find a number of activities, including a mountain bike park, disc golf course and scenic chair rides.

Where Is China Peak Mountain Ski Resort Located?

The Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is about one and half hours from the ski resort. You can rent a car and drive there. The airport is serviced by all major airlines. It is about four hours from the Bay area.

The Sierra Summit Inn on-site offers a variety of rooms and suites. Condominiums and hotel all within five to 30 minutes away. RV parking with TV and electrical hook-ups on-site.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Lakeshore Resort offers standard breakfast fare, including corned beef hash and omelets. 61953 Huntington Lake Road, Lakeshore, CA 93634

Lunch

  • The Buckhorn Bar and Grill is located right at the base of Chair 2, and it offers great hot sandwiches. 59265 Highway 168, Lakeshore, CA 93634

Dinner

  • J.W.’s at China Peak has been a local standby for over 50 years. It’s located at 7,000 feet and features live music on the patio. 59265 Highway 168, Lakeshore, CA 93634

Après/Nightlife

  • Lakeshore Resort Saloon has relatively inexpensive drinks and beers. It’s a great stop after a fun day on the slopes. 61953 Huntington Lake Road, Lakeshore, CA 93634

Terrain

Terrain

China Peak Mountain has a base elevation is 7,030 feet, and there are over 1,200 skiable acres with a total of 45 runs serviced by 11 lifts. The longest run is 2.25 miles, and there are 3 terrain parks: Firebowl, Canyonlands Burton and Progression/Ullmann’s Alley. The area receives over 300 inches of snow each year, bolstered by snowmaking.

Inside Scoop

Lessons for children are available via the Kid’s Camp and Mini Skier programs. Adult lessons are also available. A Learn to Ski or Ride Package is available for children ages 4 and up, and includes three days of lessons. Kids can enjoy the 2.25-mile-long Academy run. Near this run, there are also many blue and black runs as well as tree skiing. The resort gets a ton of snow, but parking can be a bit of pain so you should get there early or stay at a nearby resort.

Plan Your Trip

Ski China Peak Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

67"
42"
28"
14"
0"
0"
Nov
35"
Dec
56"
Jan
38"
Feb
33"
Mar
9"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

52
Runs in Total
2.2 mi
Longest Run
1400 ac
Skiable Terrain
150 ac
Snow Making
12.4 mi
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 11

1
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
4
Surface Lifts

Elevation

8709'
Summit
1679'
Vertical Drop
7030'
Base

Important Dates

December 17, 20212021/12/17
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
144
Projected Days Open
140
Days Open Last Year
65
Years Open
300"
Average Snowfall
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