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.
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.
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.
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.