The lift lines at China Peak are much shorter!

Why Ski China Peak?
Well, We're Glad You Asked!

China Peak is quite possibly the best kept secret in the Sierra. It is a fact it is the only Central Sierra resort on the west slope offering terrain, acreage and elevations comparable to Tahoe ski resorts. Many avid Bay and Central Coastal area winter enthusiasts have already made the switch. Waiting for them is a family-friendly atmosphere and smaller crowds. Shorter lift lines allow more actual skiing and boarding. Perhaps just as important, they like the idea of a less time consuming drive to and from the region as well.

While the mountain is well known to Central Valley riders, skiers and boarders should note that it is just a four hour drive from anywhere between Santa Maria and San Francisco. So get excited, wax your boards and make a reservation. China Peak is here for you!

Let’s talk about the mountain. With a base at 7,000 feet and a top of 8,700 feet, this place can get a ton of snow. China Peak has great overall structure. It offers a drop of nearly 1,700 vertical feet. Plenty of lifts get skiers around the mountain, including three moving carpets in the beginner area, as well as three double chairs and four triple chairs.

One terrain park, Tollhouse - is served by Chair 4 and is the most popular. Here riders can go big without worrying about people dropping in on them. The mountain’s skiable vertical rivals the Tahoe resorts like Alpine, Northstar, Sierra and Sugar Bowl.

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You are cordially invited to be a part of the annual China Peak Times. It is the participation of organizations such as yours that allows the thousands of visitors to the China Peak Ski Resort to learn more about what’s new for the upcoming season and where they can “play, dine and stay”. Sign up to advertise now!

This publication has become a well received source of Fresno County Sierra Nevada winter sports information. Local, regional and national advertising partners have experienced a very good response rate to their sponsorship of the China Peak Times.

The China Peak Times is published by Talahi Media Arts in Prather, California. It is a full color newspaper, printed on 35 lb. stock. The page size is 12.5” x 11”.

Ski and board the less crowded terrain at China Peak.

There are typically 32 pages in each edition. Around 25,000 copies are printed and distributed between Thanksgiving Week and the end of ski season (usually mid-April). Distribution is through businesses in Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Auberry, Prather, Clovis, Fresno and others in the Central Valley.

The advertising rates are listed below. All advertising is accepted on a first come, first served basis with no guarantee of page placement. Ads will be prepared for you at no cost or you can submit artwork to us at The deadline for advertising copy is November 15. Sign up to advertise now!
Past Editions of the China Peak Times

2014 Edition


2015 Edition


2016 Edition


2017 Edition


2018 Edition