Alpine Valley Ski Area has been one of the leading areas in southeastern Michigan for many years. Not too far from the Highland Recreation area, where Teeple Hill was an early alpine skiing location, Alpine Valley has a slope known as Teeple View. From the top, you should be able to see Teeple Hill about 1.5 mi. to the southwest.
On Feb. 3, 1966, The Cass City Chronicle printed the AAA Guide to Winter Sports in Michigan, listing Alpine Valley with 9 slopes, 2 chairs, 4 T-Bars, 12 tows, snowmaking, night skiing, skating, and ski jumping. By Dec. 30, 1976, 1977 Guide to Michigan’s 58 Ski Areas listed Alpine Valley as having 16 slopes, 9 chairs, and 10 ropes. That was a big expansion and big competition for Teeple Hill which was still open that year.
Here are three Alpine Valley ski patches that have been sent to us by various correspondents. As there are several Alpine Valley Ski Areas in the US, we are not sure which, if any, (or maybe all) of these may be representative of Alpine Valley East in White Lake. If you know, please tell us.