Crystal Mountain Green Valley has a long-running history with the resort, both as the name of one of the first double chairlifts at Crystal and as a popular ski run on the edge of the resort area. In 2001, the Green Valley lift was replaced and upgraded with a high-speed quad lift capable of transporting twice as many visitors. The Green Valley area is near Northway Peak in Crystal Mountain. There are more than 50 ski runs at Crystal Mountain, providing some of the most varied terrain among the Washington state ski areas.
Before its replacement, the Crystal Mountain Green Valley quad lift went to Grubstake Point that stands at a height of 6,877 feet. Currently, this area can be accessed by the enclosed Mt Rainier Gondola, the newest addition in 2010 to Crystal Mountain, which runs up to the Summit, and the Northway double chairlift that provides transport for expert skiers to the Nordic runs of the mountain.
However, the Green Valley run still extends beside the lift’s former trail. It is designated as a blue trail, meaning it is designated as “more difficult.” Among the ski runs, there is a color code, with green meaning easy, blue more difficult, one black diamond star meaning most difficult, and two black diamonds meaning the run is for experts. Orange runs denote freestyle skiing.