China Peak Mountain Resort Escaped Catastrophic Damage from Creek Fire and Staff Is Now Working Very Hard With Plans to Open by Thanksgiving

     Miraculously the China Peak Mountain Resort escaped major damage from the horrific Creek Fire. The management and staff at China Peak and China Peak Landing are incredibly grateful for the tremendous and unrelenting work of the thousands of firefighters who are fighting blazes across the state.
     Fire personnel are stationed at China Peak to watch for any potential of the fire returning.
Fire crews remain stationed on site. We are saddened for the losses sustained by the communities of Auberry, Big Creek, Pine Ridge, Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake.
     We are beginning to clean up and resume work to get ready for the 2020-21 ski season.
     We have a lot to do, but we are confident that over the next 10-12 weeks a great deal will be done to make our projected opening on Thanksgiving weekend.
Annual China Peak Times
Currently in Production
     In the aftermath of the devastating Creek Fire, there has never been a better time to show that Auberry, Big Creek, Huntington Lake, Pine Ridge and Shaver Lake survived and will come back strong.
     To support that theme, the 11th annual edition of the China Peak Times will highlight the fact that we are open and ready for winter friends and visitors. Once again we will remind them where they can “Eat, Play and Stay”.
     The China Peak Times has become a well received source of Central Sierra Nevada winter sports information.
     Advertising partners have experienced an excellent response rate for their support. It is a full color, 32 page tabloid, printed on 36.4 #80 Brite stock with a 12.5” x 11” page size. It will be printed November 18.
     Distribution includes online and printed editions of the China Peak Times. The latter will be available through high traffic locations in the local region, as well as the San Joaquin Valley including: sporting goods stores, tourism offices, major hotels, the waiting rooms of auto dealer
service centers, tire shops as well as muffler, oil and lube facilities.
     Rates are listed below. Ads are accepted on a first come, first served basis. We will design them for you at no cost. You can also upload artwork to Confirm your participation by filling out and submitting the form below. Save money. Sign up by Oct. 15. The deadline for client developed advertising copy is Nov. 15, unless other arrangements are made.   

Update on COVID-19
Safety Precautions

     We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving as we learn more with each passing day, which is why we are committed to create a safe mountain experience for everyone. We are following state and local guidelines to ensure our staff along with our guests stay safe during these times. These enhanced health and safety measures include:
  • Enhanced Protective Measures: We are requiring mandatory face coverings for both staff and guests when inside any building, including lines and when loading and unloading the chairlift.  Please bring your own face coverings, we may have some available. Guest can ride the chairlift alone, or with a member of their group, we will not force anyone to ride together. You will see many 6 foot social distancing markers, along with directional arrows, where appropriate. We've added protective barriers at our hotel front desk, food and beverage buildings and

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

The lift lines at China Peak are much shorter!
     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.
     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. You can give your kids some mileage for a warm up on a top-to-bottom Green run, down the 2.25 mile long Academy run. Off Academy there are multiple options for Blue runs, Black runs and some exciting tree skiing.
     Now that everyone is warmed up you can try the other 44 trails that cater to every level, from novice to expert. Most trails are designed for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders.
     What about the crowds. What crowds? China Peak is known for short lines and open terrain. The challenge is having enough energy or stamina to keep going all day.
     Speaking of energy, China Peak has 10 restaurants at the resort that satisfy every hungry appetite, from pizza to fine dining. Drinks are available at Sully’s, Jack’s, Buckhorn, the new Base Camp and JW’s.
     Once its time to rest. Why not stay nearby to get a jump on the day when the lifts open at 9.
     Twenty miles to the south, the community of Shaver Lake offers many lodging opportunities. And don’t forget about staying right here at The Inn at China Peak.
     The Inn at China Peak is comfortable and cozy. Many rooms have their own bathrooms. However, dorm style rooms with a shared bathroom and shower facilities are available for the frugal.
     The staff is friendly and enthusiastic about assisting their guests. Also, China Peak is one of the only mountain resorts in the nation to allow on-site RV parking.
     Now that you know the answer to “Why ski China Peak?” you have no excuse for not planning a trip in the near future.
     Ski or ride for half price on your Birthday. Must present photo ID with date of birth. Not valid on holidays. You can always check out resort details at Ski China Peak or call (559) 233-2500.