Runs and Lifts
Famous all round the world, Portillo's 34 runs are the favorite of advanced and expert skiers, who have the 70 and the 20% of the resort surface available, respectively. For those who have some experience, El Conejo, Las Lomas, Canarios and Bajada del Tren are runs which offer enough doses of adrenaline.
Beginners, who have 10% of the area available, may make their first steps at El Puma, El Corralito and La Princesa. These runs are upkept daily with machines, unlike the highest difficulty runs, which are kept naturally.
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Juncalillo offers the longest tour (3.2 km), chosen by the United States and Austria teams, among others. And Plateau is the most famous, where Jean Claude Killy won his first gold medal.
Exclusive for connoisseurs: the steep Roca Jack slope, which is accessed by a special lift, the famous Cóndor, the upper El Plateau and Garganta, among others. A special mention for Kilómetro Lanzado, base of speed test and ski records.
In order to practice snowboarding, Portillo offers fresh powder, narrow and sheer passes, rolled flat runs and large off-piste areas. The Roca Jack and Cóndor are the access doors to this ski modality, provided that the weather allows so and there are no risks of avalanche on the day chosen. Heli-ski and touring, guided by instructors, may also be practiced in all categories.
Portillo receives short but intense snowfalls, which cumulate a 7-meter-snow average and its highest ski point is located at 3,322 meters over sea level. If the weather conditions are good, the resort has a system to produce artificial snow and guarantee the practice of sports during the whole season. The twelve lifts this year include a new quad chairlift in the Plateau run.