China Peak

PO Box 236, Lakeshore , CA (Driving Directions to China Peak)
Last Updated: 10/27/2016 5:26 AM

China Peak Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 6 Beginner
  • 25 Intermediate
  • 10 Advanced
  • 4 Expert
China Peak, formerly Sierra Summit, is located in the Sierra National Forest at Huntington Lake, just 65 miles northeast of Fresno, California. This scenic Central California resort offers terrain to challenge all ability levels of skiers and riders, including three terrain parks and a halfpipe. Seven chairlifts and four surface lifts service over 1400 acres, 40 runs and a vertical ... drop of 1,679 feet.

The parks at China Peak provide some of the best freestyle terrain in Central California. Our parks offer a variety of park terrain in the Canyon, the Ridge and the always-popular Tollhouse Park. Our parks include a full mix of jumps in all shapes and sizes with step-ups, step-downs, hips and spines as well as a variety of jibs including new custom-made boxes and rails. Look for our progression park in Ullmann’s Alley with mini features for those just starting out on freestyle terrain.
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China Peak Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

China Peak Operations


Plan to Open 11/24

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 11

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 45

Weekend Hours


China Peak Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,030 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,679 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

8,709 ft

China Peak Ski Pictures and Photos

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China Peak Trail Map

China Peak Reviews & Tips (7)

My wife and two daughters skied China Peak on Sat 3-24 and it was a picture perfect day of great snow, no lines and sunshine. We live in Los Angeles and used to ski Mammoth all the time but since we've discovered China Peak we bought season passes there instead. The lessons are great for kids and reasonable. My only negative is that the margarita I bought on Sat was $9 bucks. Kinda pricey. Sulley is a good man (at the Bar) but prices could be more reasonable.....would have bought a second one if they were.
China Peak review written Mar 26 2012 - 08:11 PM
Tim Advanced Skier
We stayed at the lodge and they were super accommodating, even tho we changed our dates due to an incoming storm. We got up there for the probably most beautiful days of this Spring season. Everyone at the lifts was friendly and helpful too. We had a blast. PS: In need of road assistance, we found out that AAA has services out of Shaver lake.
China Peak review written Mar 21 2012 - 08:18 AM
AP Intermediate Skier
The snow was well groomed, but some icy patches showed through in the later afternoon. It was a fun day.
China Peak review written Feb 15 2012 - 11:59 PM
KC Intermediate Skier
My two daughters and I stay in a cabin at Lakeshore Resort just a short drive from China Peak. We make breakfast and dinner in the cabin and enjoy getting away from the crowd after a day on the slopes. The resort is rustic and not fancy but that's how we like it. It has a restaurant if you don't want to cook. And the saloon is great for happy hour after skiing. Also snow mobile rentals with LOTS of trails if that's of interest. Have fun!
China Peak review written Feb 12 2012 - 10:35 AM
GBD Intermediate Skier
My 1st time to ski.. I have never been to China there a inn to stay over night ?? How far is it from where you actually ski ??
China Peak review written Jan 12 2012 - 01:51 PM
Catrina Beginner Skier
Staying at the Inn is the way to go. Just got back from a trip with nine of us and it was very accommodating. Upgrades are noticeable. Love the mountain. Never any lines and everyone is so friendly. Lots of lifts and runs - never can get bored.
China Peak review written Apr 01 2011 - 03:58 PM
Audrey Advanced Skier
A very nice medium size resort. Enough terrain to keep you discovering new trails for a more than a few visits. Food in lodge a bit pricey for quality. Great day trip for folks who live on the central coast.
China Peak review written Mar 30 2011 - 08:00 AM
Angela Intermediate Skier

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