The beautiful snow of the Crystal Mountain Powder Bowl provides a clean downhill run for skiers. Located near Silver Queen Peak, at 7,002 feet, the run is accessible via the High Campbell double chairlift and the high-speed Forest Queen Express. The ride up from the base provides an expansive view of one of the most popular ski resorts in Washington State, along with Stevens Pass and Mt Baker.
All runs at the resort are posted with a designated level of difficulty to prevent those with minimal experience from attempting runs requiring extensive skiing experience. Crystal Mountain Powder Bowl has a double diamond designation, meaning the run is for expert skiers only. Below the Crystal Mountain Powder Bowl run is the Little Portillo run with a designated single black diamond, noting its degree of difficulty is most difficult.
Snowboarders heading in the direction of Powder Bowl and Portillo have access to the Sasquatch Jib Park, the resort’s newest addition, which was added in 2010 and designed specifically for snowboarding activities. The park is located on the former Mr. Magoo run, and it maintains a blue designation noting the run is more difficult.
When visiting Crystal Mountain or any of the ski resorts in Washington State, it is important to abide by the safety rules, follow instructions on designated signs, heed warning signs, do not go outside of posted boundaries, and know which degree of difficulty designation applies to you.