Welcome to the Norwesters Alpine Club! We are an alpine ski racing club based at Loch Lomond Ski Area in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are a not-for-profit community driven organization supporting the development of life-long skiers. We are a member club of Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) and Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA).
Our programs are guided by and designed around the ACA Long Term Athlete Development model. Please check out the brand new ACA LTAD 3.0 website https://ltad.alpinecanada.org for further information.
Our coaching staff are certified under ACA – Canadian Ski Coaches and the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA). We have also embraced the Responsible Coaching Movement with our entire staff trained under the Respect in Sport initiative. We are strong supporters of coach education, offering pre-season professional development sessions and support for individual certification development.
At the heart of the club are our young athletes and everything we do is designed to support them. Athlete Centered, Coach Led, Parent & Volunteer Supported
For any program questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (807) 632-2462 to speak with Club President, Mike Scorgie.
Due to COVID-19, all NAC athletes, coaches, parents and spectators are expected to follow the social distancing and recommended protocols as detailed in the “Alpine Ontario 2020 Return to Sport Framework”. This document will be provided to all families and is available at www.alpineontario.ca
Final safety protocols will be determined in the fall of 2020.
2020/2021 COVID REFUND POLICY
While we are excited to get back on snow this winter, we appreciate that there is still some uncertainty around how our program may look in terms of both training and racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the 2020/21 season, registration fees can be made either online or offline through the sports engine portal. In the meantime, this refund policy has been created to contemplate the risk of program cancellation because of COVID-19.
Guidelines from both the Provincial and local health authorities will be monitored throughout the 2020/2021 season.
Membership and AOA Fees:
All refund inquiries regarding Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) fees are to be directed to AOA member services.
Fee Refund Due to COVID-19 related Program Cancellation:
If Norwesters Alpine Club programming is canceled prior to the 1st day on snow, registration fees paid will be refunded in full. If programming is terminated at any time after the 1st day on snow due to a provincial health order or facility closure, registration fees will be refunded pro rata based on the number of scheduled days remaining in the season.
Norwesters Alpine Club reserves the right to hold off on issuing refunds until the end of the season. In this way, if there is a chance programming resumes after a potential closure of facilities or terminated programming, a more accurate refund can be issued based on the actual number of missed training opportunities.
2020/2021 Registration is now OPEN!!
There are two steps to completing registration:
Step #1: Register with Norwesters Alpine Club
(Click on the blue "register now" button to sign up with NAC)
Step #2: Register with Alpine Ontario
(Click on the orange "register now" button to sign up with Alpine Ontario)
Superior Shores Gaming Association
The Nor'Westers Alpine Club would like to recognize the support we receive from Superior Shores Gaming Association. Each year our club receives funds that allow us to purchase upgraded equipment that helps keep our athletes safe.
Did you know they're open for business??!!
Go check them out to see how you can play safely at http://www.superiorshoresgaming.com/
Norwesters Alpine Club - President Mike Scorgie