Bigfork Community Nordic Center

Bigfork Community Nordic Center (BCNC) is located on Montana State land at the corner of Foothills road & Jewel Basin Road.
Learn More

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails

Located 8 miles above Lakeside and at 5000’ of elevation, the 25 kilometers of varied terrain is groomed every day from December thru March.
Learn More

Welcome to North Shore Nordic Club

The North Shore Nordic Club is a federally recognized 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to providing quality groomed cross country skiing in the lower Flathead Valley. Now in our twelfth year, NSNC maintains over 30 kilometers at two trail systems: Foothills Nordic Trails in Bigfork and Blacktail Nordic Trails above Lakeside. In partnership with the Swan River Ranger District and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, NSNC is committed to continual improvement of both trail systems by expansion, reconfiguration of trails, and acquisition of the latest grooming technology. The North Shore Nordic Club does not require a trail pass, nor do we charge trail fees. We are ENTIRELY funded by individual and business donations, state and local grants, and volunteer efforts. Our expenses include a School Trust Lands lease, grooming equipment and its maintenance, liability insurance, and two paid grooming employees. Our continued success would not be possible without the generous contributions of our skiers and our community. View our donations page to learn how you can help. Thank you!

North Shore Nordic Club News


Finally a few snowless days to catch up with our grooming responsibilities!  Our trails should be in great shape this weekend!

Both Trail Systems Open!

BCNC & BMNT are both open!  Snow is a little thin in spots and classic track may not be set throughout, but conditions are reasonably good.  Come out and ski the news trails at Bigfork Community Nordic Center.  For those skiers using Blacktail Mountain Nordic...

Greetings skiers!  We rolled the top 3k of Alpine yesterday.  IT’S VERY THIN!  Rock skis only and skating not advised.  Please do not block the gate at Truman Saddle Rd.  

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

23 February, 2017 10:04

26° and partly sunny up here. Calm with no new snow. I made one pass on Alpine Loop this morning and groomed the skate lane, the classic track looked good to go. Also went out the Spur and it looks good. Then I groomed the Powerline Loop for skate and classic track....

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

23 February, 2017 10:46

After the recent melt/freeze cycles, grooming conditions are difficult, requiring multiple passes. Today I was able to get to Little Jewel, Aneas Loop, Peter’s Ridge Run and Foothill Flats. I will be back at it tomorrow morning to continue to work on these areas as...