Wow, what a storm! We received approximately two feet of new snow in the past 15 hours, up to three feet since Thursday. The snow level dropped dramatically around 2 PM Friday, and has remained around Shaver Lake since then, which is a few thousand feet below China Peak’s base area, so the quality has been quite good.
We have some digging out to do this morning but China Peak anticipates opening Chairs 1,2,4,6 & 7 plus the entire beginner area. Most of the runs are open today, including China Bowl, and they evaluate Chair 5, have it ready to open if there is enough snow as early as Sunday.
Conditions will be fresh powder, machine groomed and skier packed powder. As always when enjoying fresh powder ski and ride with friends.
Runs with natural and machine made snow have very good coverage; runs with natural snow only have less base, watch for obstacles. Base depths are now averaging 18-40 inches.
Highway 168 is open with 4WD or chains.