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Consistent snowfall all morning. About 5-7" so far and not letting up any time soon!
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Grind Out Hunger Rail jam
Sat, February 22, 2014, 12:00 PM PST
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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 CA-168 Lakeshore, CA 93634
59265 California 168USCaliforniaLakeshore93634
(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
"China Peak is a great ski resort, it's the only ski area I will go to."
"Visited China Peak Resort for The California Enduro Series Mountain Bike Race..."
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Sven Geffken
9 months ago
Visited China Peak Resort for The California Enduro Series Mountain Bike Race. Perfect for anyone who wants to go mountain biking at a resort and have the benefits of lift access, but want to avoid the lines and crowds at Tahoe. I had a great time and the trail builders put a lot of time and effort into creating fun, technical trails. The trails were single track style with some really technical sections. However, after 200 people going down the hill, the trails become very loose and rough, drastically changing the new trails. I would definitely recommend that the resort create the trails ahead of time so they can get worn in and will not deteriorate so quickly. Also, there were only a few trails that had been built, so would like to see more trails the next time I go up there. Was able to camp next to the river, and the site was awesome. Got sun in the morning to warm up, but plenty of trees provided shade during the day. Plenty of trails for hiking along the river and hidden swimming holes to cool off. The resort was nice, but the food was overpriced and the quality was mediocre, but I was so hungry after the race, I didn't hesitate to have two helpings. I definitely want to return to explore the area more because it was a lot of fun.
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Ashley Mato
4 months ago
Beautiful
A Google User
3 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
2 years 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!
Juan Avalos
a month ago
When sre.you.guy's going to make a new map for 2015?
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David Rowell
7 months ago
Not sure why I don't live there; great, short trip from the Valley floor;
A Google User
3 years 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
3 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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