Description - Sierra Summit is the snowboarding destination of the Central Sierra.
- A midsize mountain, it offers a complete ski or snowboard experience, including a well maintained and challenging snowboarding park with a maze of slides, hits, banks and other obstacles. The resort also offers great cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Recreation - Sierra Summit offers opportunities for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Climate - The High Sierra generally experiences mild to warm, dry summers and cold, snowy and wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. A snowpack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.
Sierra Summit is located on Highway 168, 65 miles north of Fresno at Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest.
From the South:
Exit Highway 99 at the Kingsburg/Sanger exit (Huntington Lake) and follow the signs to Highway 168 and Huntington Lake.
or, take Highway 99 north to Highway 41 east (in Fresno) to Highway 180 east (toward Sequoia National Park) to Highway 168 east (toward Huntington Lake, approximately 1 1/2 miles to the exit).
From the North:
Exit Highway 99 in Madera at the Millerton Lake exit (Highway 145 east). Follow Highway 145 to the town of Friant and past Millerton Lake to Auberry Road (east) and then to Highway 168 to Huntington Lake. Sierra Summit is located at the end of Highway 168.