Bigfork Community Nordic Center

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

Powerline Closure!

Due to tower and line maintenance by Bonneville Power Association, the Powerline trail will be closed for the rest of the season!  BPA has been working on their lines in Montana and will be working on the Powerline for the next three months.  Thank you for your...


This Tuesday night Flathead Lake Brewery will be toasting North Shore Nordic Club! For every beer sold between 5:00-8:00, FLBC will donate $1 to North Shore Nordic Club.  Board members will be on hand to answer your questions about the trails, skiing and equipment. So...

Dog Owners, HELP!!!

Dog Owners, HELP!!!   We have been receiving a rash of complaints about the increasing number of dogs on the Blacktail trails, especially on the weekend! One skier was nipped on his ankle, another was told to “slow down” by a dog owner, and lots of complaints...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

20 March, 2018 10:17

28F . Groomed and set fresh classic and nice wide skate lanes on Alpine and the Spur. A bit soft but good! Enjoy and thanks for your support!

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

16 March, 2018 06:09

Greetings! Well the official season has come to an end for grooming operations. Our contract to for the use of the state land is up but we will be back next year. In the meantime there is still good skiing to be had. Enjoy the trails and think about dusting off your...