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China Peak Ski Resort

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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!


Interesting facts

  • It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in California.
  • 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 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • During the season the average snow depth at China Peak is 49 ". Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average base depth of 57 ".
  • China Peak features 70 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 53 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in the USA.
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last update on Mar 13, 2023
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China Peak Mountain Resort
PO Box 236
Phone(559) 233-2500


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eric lockie
on Dec 22, 2010
Hellow my name is eric i need a job . I once got ski lessons on carpet that was sloapped and the carpet moved under you . This was at age 12 , in sparks,nv awesome . I skiied mount rose,sky tavern...

Mountain Stats

Elevation7028 ft - 8707 ft
SeasonNovember - April
Opening DayNov 25, 2022
Closing DayApr 7, 2023
Capacity 9000 Persons/Hr.


Total 10

Skiable Terrain

450 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 450 acres
Number of Slopes 54

Weather (8711 ft)


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1 day adult $131
1 day youth $95
1 day child $55
All rates & fees