The Ski Resort
China Peak was founded in 1959 under the name of China Peak. However, it was named Sierra Summit after is was sold in 1981. Yet, now it got its name back and you will still find all the greatness you already know and even a little bit more. With an elevation of 2650 meters and a terrain of 182 hectares you will find everything you expect from a real mountain resort.
The majority of the trails are advanced and expert runs so this resort is mainly recommendable to experienced skiers and riders. However, there is also enough space left for beginners and intermediates. At China Peak not only the name is new but also the terrain parks. Burton Progeression Park/ Ullmann´s Alley is designed for novice rider who are just about to explore the fun of freestyle riding. Firebowl Park, in contrast, is designed for more experienced riders. There is a variety of features available that will certainly give you a challenge! Firebowl Park is also served by its own T-Bar lift. The third terrain park, Canyonlands, offers a mixture of everything. It has two courses with a great variety of elements.
Whether you´re looking for a rich breakfast before you hit the runs or if you just want to take a break to regain some strength the dining areas at China Peak are the right spot for you! You have several dining options and you´ll get great meals, snacks and beverages at all of them!
- Elevated between 7028 ft and 8707 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in California. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1680 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1188 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Season starts on Dec 5 and ends on Apr 25 (141 days). Average season duration in the USA is 117 days.
- During the season (from Dec 5 till Apr 25) the average snow depth at China Peak is 19 ". Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average base depth of 27 ".
- China Peak features 94 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 63 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 25 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in California.