A view of Sierra Summit ski resort. Sierra Summit is a medium size ski resort in Central California. It opened in 1959 with the name "China Peak" (after the mountain, Chinese Peak, it is on). In 1981 it was purchased by the Snow Summit company and the name was changed before the 1982-83 season. It is located on the south shore of Huntington Lake, about 65 miles northeast of Fresno. Sierra Summit has 340 acres (1.4 km2) of skiable terrain, much of it covered by snowmaking.