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Chinese Peak

 
Chinese Peak

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.21905°N / 119.15789°W

Object Title: Chinese Peak

County: Fresno

Activities: Skiing

Season: Winter

Elevation: 8709 ft / 2655 m

 

Page By: Blair

Created/Edited: Apr 6, 2009 / Apr 7, 2009

Object ID: 504151

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Overview

Chinese Peak is home to Sierra Summit Mountain Resort. Located 65 miles North-East of Fresno across from Huntington Lake on CA HWY 168. Aside from great downhill skiing and snowboarding, the mountain is open in the summer time to hiking. In winter, aside from skiing, there is plenty of snowshoeing trails as well as snowmobile trails and rentals in the village of Huntington Lake.
Sierra Summit
 

Getting There

FRESNO, CA East on the 41, to East 180, to East 168. The highways are easy to get on and off, which is pretty much what you do until you get on the 168.

Follow the 168 thru the foothills as you pass thru Academy and other little towns. The town of Prather is a little farther up. After that the drive become more of mountain driving as you start up steeper grades and windy roads.

Pass thru Shaver Lake and continue to Sierra Summit and the Inn or continue into the little hamlet of Huntington Lake.

The resort and Chinese Peak is 65 miles from Fresno off HWY 168.

Always carry chains when driving into the mountains in winter and spring months.

Camping-Red Tape

Edison Campground near Shaver Lake has bathrooms and benches and they charge $35 dollars to overnight camp and $5 dollars for day use.

Tamarack Ridge is a RV and campground, located farther up the road past Shaver Lake but before the Resort.

Sierra Summit Inn on the Resort base charges from $59-350 dollars with many lodging options from economy rooms to family sized condos. Website below.

Several other campgrounds are in the area. Contact Forest Service Offices for permits and all other questions.

Sierra National Forest
Supervisor's Office Edward C. Cole- Forest Supervisor
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis Ca 93611
(559) 297-0706
TTY: 559-322-0425
California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Open: Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed: Saturday and Sunday

High Sierra Ranger District
Ray Porter, District Ranger
P.O. Box 559
Prather, CA 93651
(559) 855-5355
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Open: Monday Through Friday Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
December 1 through April 30th.

Eastwood Visitor Center- Huntington Lake
(559) 893-6611
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Closed for the season

High Sierra Visitor Center - Kaiser Pass Road
(559) 877-7173
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Closed for the season

Dinkey Creek Visitor Center
(559) 841-3404
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Closed for the season

Bass Lake Ranger District
Dave Martin, District Ranger
57003 Road 225
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-2218
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Open: Monday-Friday Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed: Saturday and Sunday

Forest Service - Oakhurst Office
41969 Hwy 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 658-7588
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Closed for the season

Forest Service - Mariposa Office
5158 Highway 140 Suite A
Mariposa, CA. 95338
(209) 966-3638
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Closed for the season

Clover Meadow Wilderness Office
(559) 877-2218 ext 3136
TTY: California Relay Service 711 (Hearing impaired)
Closed for the season

Community Visitor's Bureaus

Yosemite/Sierra Visitor's Bureau
(559)-683-4636
Open: 7 days a week.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm/ Sunday, 9:00 am. - 5:00 p.m.

Mariposa Interagency Visitor Center
5158 Highway 140
Mariposa, CA. 95338
(209) 966-7081
Open: Monday to Saturday - Hours: 7:00 am to 8:00pm. Sunday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Mountain Statistics

Location: Sierra National Forest at Huntington Lake, approximately 65 miles northeast of Fresno on Highway 168.

Hours: 9am to 4pm daily, open at 8:30 am on weekends and holidays, weather and conditions permitting.

Base elevation: 7030 feet

Top elevation: 8709 feet

Vertical feet: 1679 feet

Lifts: 7 chair lifts, 2 handle tows, 1 moving carpet, 1 T-bar

Trails: 45+

Longest run: Academy, 2.25 miles

Special terrain: 3 Freestyle parks, Halfpipe, Family Fun zones

Snowmaking: On at least one major run off of each lift

Terrain rating: Beginner-11%, Low Intermediate-28%, Intermediate-33%,
Advanced-28%

External Links

http://sierrasummit.com/

Images

Sierra SummitTrail Map