China Peak Mountain Resort is getting a lot of snow this year, with it’s earliest opening since 2010. It’s currently snowing and expected to clear up in time for Christmas Day. So far, China Peak Mountain Resort has a season total of 96-118″ of snow. Get the latest details here!
It only takes about an hour and a half to get to China Peak from Fresno. The roads are well maintained so you don’t necessarily need 4-wheel-drive to get up there. Be sure to keep chains in your car at all times just in case.
China Peak has managed to keep their prices fairly low compared to other ski resorts in Calfornia.
The reason why China Peak’s lift ticket prices vary is because they offer discounts for people in their teens, 20s, and for seniors. Their lift ticket prices include:
|All Day Non-Holiday||All Day *Holiday|
|Senior Plus (70+)||$74||$78|
|Child (5 & under)||Free||Free|
*Note that online lift tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance. Tickets cannot be used on the same day of online purchase.
The learn to ski or ride 3-day package is one of the best deals in the state. Get 3 days of lessons, progressing from day 1 to day 3, for $189. You can use your 3-day package any days of the season, even weeks in between. Once you complete the program you can get 1/2 price lift tickets through the end of the season, 1/2 price daily or seasonal ski or snowboard rentals through the end of the season, and 1/2 price group lessons through the end of the season.
In crowded ski resorts, you can wait up to an hour for every lift line. China Peak’s wait times are around 5-10 minutes and sometimes you can just walk on with no wait time. So not only are you paying less for your lift ticket, but you also get to ski or snowboard more.
There are 49 runs at China Peak – 4 are double black diamonds, 13 are black diamonds, 27 are blue squares, and 5 are green circles – so there is something for everyone. One of the green circle runs starts at the top of the mountain and goes all the way down to the base, giving beginners a long run to practice their ski or snowboarding skills. See the trail map here.
If you haven’t gone to China Peak yet, don’t miss the snow this year! Get your lift tickets now!