The Crystal Mountain Portillo run is close to the 7,002-foot Silver Queen peak in the ski resort, and it’s one of the great places to ski during a Washington state vacation. From Silver Queen, the expert-level Powder Bowl run challenges skiers as they make their way downhill over fresh powder. At the end of the Powder Bowl run, the Little Portillo run begins.
Little Portillo is designated as a single black diamond course. The color assigned to a run notes a designation as to the level of experience required for skiing. Portillo is set with a blue color code meaning it is a more difficult run. (Blue runs are one step above easy runs designated by green.) Crystal Mountain skiing offers visitors multiple runs of varying degrees for all levels of experience from beginners to experts, as well as plenty of options for snowboarders.
Portillo is nestled between the four-quad Mt Rainier Express and the High Campbell double chairlift that takes visitors to Silver Queen and expert level runs. Visitors enjoying Crystal Mountain skiing have access to base lodges, guest services, scenic chairlift tours on the Chinook Express lift, and both casual and fine dining at the Summit House.