Our Tracks Left Behind

Sometimes a groundbreaker, other times a trendsetter, Alpine Bank is proud of the recognition it has received through numerous awards over the years for creating new pathways to community success. Although some of the awards are financial in nature, the ones that give us the most pride are humanitarian and come from outside the banking industry.

1973

Alpine Bank was founded in Carbondale by Bob Young. Originally known as Roaring Fork Bank, the grand opening included presentation of a sizable donation to the town's park department. Thus began the spirit of community that continues to be such a part of Alpine Bank’s culture.

1973

Opening of our Carbondale location.

1974

Opening of our Snowmass Village  location.

1976

Opening of our Basalt location.

1980

Opening of our Glenwood Springs  and second Snowmass Village locations.

1983

Alpine Bank’s Community News was created as a way to highlight organizations in the community and communicate with customers.

1983

Opening of our Eagle location.

1989

Steve Briggs, Joe Scofield, Dave Scruby, Kris Gardner, Phil Frank, John Cooper and Stan Kornasiewicz accepted the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry Business of the Year award for Alpine Bank.

1989

Opening of our Aspen location.

1990

Opening of our Clifton location.

1992

Opening of our Battlement Mesa and Telluride locations.

1993

Alpine Bank garnered the Blue Chip Enterprise Award from Nation’s Business magazine , the US Chamber of Commerce, and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance.

1993

Opening of our RifleGrand Junction and second Glenwood Springs locations.

1993

An automated phone system used cutting-edge technology to provide customers 24-hour access to their accounts.

1994

Opening of our second Aspen location.

1995

Opening of our Vail location.

1996

Alpine Bank initiated the Latino Scholarship Program for students attending Colorado Mountain College, one of many ways Alpine Bank supports the community college.

1996

Opening of our Ouray New Castle and second   Grand Junction locations.

1997

Alpine Bank launched its Classroom Credits debit card program as a way to give back to our local schools.

1997

Opening of our Avon Gypsum and Ridgway locations.

1998

John Cooper, Stan Kornasiewicz, Monique Serra, Ray Baker, Bob Young, Dave Scruby and Bruce Robinson formed Alpine Trust  and Asset Management , now known as Alpine Bank Wealth Management.

1999

Alpine Bank embraced internet technology and became the first U.S. bank to receive the WebTrust Seal of Approval for the security of internet transactions.

1999

Opening of our Breckenridge Dillon , Edwards , Steamboat Springs  and Grand Junction locations.

2001

Colorado Parent magazine recognized Alpine Bank as winner of the Colorado’s Best Companies for Working Families in the medium-sized company category for our family-friendly workplace.

2001

Opening of our Copper Mountain  and Montrose locations.

2004

Customers could choose to support the environment, education, the arts or community services by using an Alpine Bank Visa® Loyalty Debit card.

2004

Opening of our Willits and second Montrose locations.

2004

Pigs prevailed when 15 larger-than-life fiberglass pigs, each painted by local artists, were auctioned off to raise money for literacy programs. The Alpine Bank Racing Team staff created this swift swine as a replica of Bob Young’s race car.

2005

Opening of our Durango  location.

2006

Opening of our  Fruita  location.

2006

Alpine Bank employees started a grassroots effort to make environmental improvements within each work area and bank location, achieving an internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental certification through our  Green Team .

2007

Opening of our Delta , Frisco  and second Rifle locations.

2007

Alpine Banks of Colorado received the Outstanding Large Business Award for National Philanthropy Day in Colorado.

2008

Opening of our second Durango location.

2008

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environment Partnership, designated Alpine Bank a Gold Leader at the Colorado Environmental Leadership Awards.

2011

Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.

2012

Alpine Bank launched our debit card rewards program  Change Matters®.

2013

Alpine Bank launched a line of credit cards for commercial and personal use.

2013

Alpine Bank launched a mobile banking application for smart phones called AlpineMobile® .

2014

Opening of our Denver location in Union Station.

2014

Alpine Bank was recognized as a Gold Leader at the 15th annual Environmental Leadership Awards .

2015

Alpine Bank was named Best Bank and Best Mortgage Broker as part of ColoradoBiz magazine’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards .

2015

Opening of our second Denver  location in Cherry Creek.

2016

Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) selected Alpine Bank as the Grand National Award winner for our Community Solar Garden program for low-income families.

2016 

Alpine Bank was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.

2017

The American Bankers Association recognized Alpine Bank for the bank’s Community Solar program which donates bank-purchased solar panels to a local nonprofit to help low-income families.

2018

Opening of our Denver Tech Center location. 

2019

Coming soon our Boulder location.