China Bowl, like Christmas Bowl above it reaps rewards on a pow day if you can make it there before the crowds have their way.
China Bowl lies just above McCoy mid-station and the base of Chair 3.
To the skier’s right side of China Bowl are the infamous geothermal vents, which are typically roped off.
Three ski patrol members tragically lost their lives after falling into an ice cavern in 2006, overtaken by toxic fumes.
Fortunately the danger zone is well marked and easy to avoid.