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Celebrating 50 Years

Making Memories!

On April 7, 1971, the official name of a storied 2,000-acre hunting camp development became Alpine Lake Resort.

Throughout the year, we will be highlighting the history, our property owner members, employees, and guests that have made a difference over the last half-century. Check back with us often!

Through the Years

We’ve had a lot of fun! Take a walk down memory lane with these Alpine Lake Resort photos through the years.
We will be adding more so check back soon!


The Alpine Lake Yodeler

In 1971, the first Alpine Lake Newsletter the “Alpine Lake Yodeler” highlighted a joint press conference by then WV Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. and J. W. Ruby (the “state’s leading industrialist and conservationist” and AL’s developer) announcing the development of Alpine Lake.
Governor Moore said he “was extremely impressed with the developer’s plans to preserve the natural ecological purity of the area. Gov Moore was quoted, “It is my understanding that great pains have been taken to preserve the trees and only crafts powered by electric motors will be given access to the lake. The is to maintain the purity of the mountain springs that feed the lake.”
The article mentions how the “site was formerly one of the oldest trout hatcheries on the eastern seaboard and is believed to have the greatest supply of naturally pure water available in the Eastern United States because of the natural artesian wells in the area.”

1973 Recreation Director

In 1973, the Alpine Lake Yodeler announced that Alpine Lake had hired John Foster as its recreational and social director. Mr. Foster’s responsibilities were “golf tournaments, sailing classes, and fishing contests.” In the winter, he was the ski school director.
1973 Summer activities were kicked off with a June 30 “Flicker Night” at the boathouse. The season ended September 2 with the “last cookout of the season.” Activities that summer included bbqs, a Coast Guard safety clinic, golf and tennis tournaments, and archery demonstrations.

Alpine Lake Resort Signs

The 1973 Alpine Lake sign was located at the intersection of W. VA State Route 7 and Route 46. It was designed by Brooks Wigginton the landscape architect in charge of the Alpine Lake master plan. Rustic in nature, the sign was lighted at night.
The current – 2021 – sign is below:

Log Cabin

In one of the 1970s Yodeler newsletters, it featured what is now the Janice Bucklew‘s log cabin. Thanks to the Bucklews for permission to feature their lovely home as part of the 50th celebration.
Already 50 plus years old, the log cabin was renovated in the early 70s. The original cabin was built by the landowner and was used as lodging for hunters and fisherman.
The renovations completed in the 70s included a new roof, the addition of insulation, and wiring for electric heat. The article also mentioned that the interior of the cabin had extensive remodeling to ensure comfort to persons using the cabin.
After the renovations were complete, the cabin was used as a temporary dormitory for Alpine Lake Ski Staff from the New Hampshire area.
The cabin as it stands now is below:

Historical Area Photos

Terra Alta, West Virginia — Deep Creek Lake, Maryland — Blackwater Falls, West Virginia



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