Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

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Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

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Elevation

  • 8709ft
    Summit
  • 1679ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7030ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • 11
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    11%

  • Intermediate Runs

    28%

  • Advanced Runs

    33%

  • Expert Runs

    28%

  • Runs

    52

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    2.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1400 ac

  • Snow Making

    150 ac

  • mi Snow Making

    12.4 mi

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/14/202004/21/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    140
  • Projected Days Open
    144
  • Years Open
    63
  • Average Snowfall
    300"

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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.

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.

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

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Ski China Peak Reviews

Ben Siebert
21st March 20205
I've skied this resort for 40 years now, but have skied dozens of the best resorts in the US. I've been bored...Full review
Kelly undefined
20th March 20201
Is China peak so money hungry that they stay open during a shelter in place order... this is a non essential business...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Ski China Peak

    P.O. Box 236

    93634 Lakeshore

    California

    United States


    Phone: (559) 233-2500

    info@skichinapeak.com

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation