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Consistent snowfall all morning. About 5-7" so far and not letting up any time soon!
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#PunxsutawneyPhil forecasts six more weeks of winter. Not sure how accurate a rodent meteorologist can be but well take it!
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A view from the base this morning. We have cloudy skies and cool temps with a chance of snow later today. Time to get some runs in before the "big game". 
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59265 California 168 Lakeshore, CA 93634
59265 California 168USCALakeshore93634
(559) 233-2500skichinapeak.com
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China Peak Mountain Resort is located only 65 miles northeast of Fresno at scenic Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest.  The mountain has 1,679 feet of vertical with a base elevation of 7,030 with the peak at just over 8,700 feet.  The resort offers seven chairlifts, a T-Bar and three moving carpets for the beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Now locally owned and operated, China Peak Mountain Resort provides a big Sierra experience close to home – with total acreage, elevations, vertical rise and terrain comparable to many Lake Tahoe resorts.

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Mountain retreat with summer & winter outdoor activities, live music & family friendly eateries.- Google
People talk about eastern sierra, badger pass, great grooming, bike park and terrain parks
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A Google User
reviewed a year ago
Formerly known as "Sierra Summit", China Peak is the southern-most of the great California ski resorts (I can't count the LA mtns due to their 95% man made snow, thin base, etc). Like most Sierra Nevada resorts, China Peak offers an extraordinary amount of classic sunny (bluebird) ski days, plenty of natural snow (with some unbelievably deep powder days), advanced to "short but sweet" expert glades...but, because of it's remote/isolated location, very low crowds. Unfortunately, it also has a horrible lift layout (leftover from 60s ski-centric designers) which illogically bunches them together. On the main lifts, both advanced and beginners are forced to ride the same chairs...leading to an exponential amount of lift stoppages (as if the antiquated lifts aren't slow enough). There are also many flat spots on the run-outs; skis obviously the intended craft. On the plus side, the majority of the resort faces NNW, so, unlike some other CA resorts, China Peak's lifts rarely suffer from "wind hold". Just from a snowsports perspective (not food and lodging), it's, overall, a winner.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
Been skiing and boarding for the last 25 years and im 30 now. Grew up in and learned to ski in Utah and Colorado. Expert level. Skied all over at the best and biggest resorts. That said, I have had some of the deepest and best powder days of my life here. I live and work in the Fresno area now and use the great terrain to train for my annual ski trips to like say some place like Revelstoke or a little Chugach heli maybe. So, don't knock it till you try it. Best bang for the buck. Been getting a season pass every year for the last 6 years. Leave the yuppie attitude home and bring your A ski game. Appreciate the mountain for what it has to offer.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
It is a great place to ski and most of the employees are very friendly, but management has taken on some really terrible practices. They kicked my buddy off the ski team, which he had been on for 30 years because someone alleged to have seen him smoking a joint. I have heard they are pulling passes if they see you drinking a beer you didn't buy from them or if they see you smoking pot, and they won't even talk about medical use because they are in the federal forest (although they are not Federal employees and should be good California's) Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowel all have such a better attitude about life and don't want to ram their god awful personal conception of morality down your throat. I have skied here since the 1970's and it was never like this until the last year or so when they changed ownership. Get a clue dude. There are plenty of places to ski that like DeadHeads and our religion and life style.
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A Google User
reviewed a year ago
We came here on one the heaviest snow stormy weekends and the ungroomed runs were like riding backcountry all day. The chili at the buckhorn bar was some of the best chili I've ever tasted after those runs. The lines are crazy long and I learned how to get on a ski lift on a snowboard (after 3 tries) haha we had awesome time. I'd recommend it to the adventurous!
A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
China Peak is a great ski resort, it's the only ski area I will go to. This is my second year staying at the mountain. The operating crew are very friendly! I have never had any problems with the snow crew or ski patrol. Although the INN at China Peak is a diferent story. When checking in with registration for the hotel they are very friendly. When I go down to the resturant I am always waiting to be seated. Both times I have been left standing in the middle of the entrance way for 10 to 15 miniutes with the employees walking by asking me if I need to be seated. After the 15 minutes I still have not been seated. Which is really no big deal, but its the only place to eat after hours. I end up not being able to get a seat and eat. I am really upseat with the resturant service.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
Nestled in one of the most interesting and remote areas of California, China Peak offers a chance at Tahoe like Skiing/Riding without the crowds. Also recently you can add the "I dont only shop Locally but, I Ski/Ride Locally Owned and Operated, where else can you say that?