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


Greetings Nordic Skiers, The snow’s beginning to fall and we’re all excited to start skiing again! North Shore Nordic Club has been busy clearing downed trees, removing boulders, brushing out and mowing both trail systems. Thanks to the volunteers who came out to...

Steve Muller 1955-2020

The April 8th memorial service to honor the life of our friend and fellow skier, Steve Muller, has been postponed. When made available, the new memorial date will be posted on this site.

Bigfork Nordic Ski Party!

North Shore Nordic Club is having a Party! February 21, from 5:00-9:00, at Max’s Market! See you there!

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

8 April, 2020 08:57

warming up fast. The thermometer is in the sun so we can’t trust the reading. Upper Power Line and Lower Alpine are groomed for skating. There was a snowmobiler on the trails and grooming the frozen tracks out was work. There are several narrow thin places that...

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

5 March, 2020 07:09

22 degrees and a beautiful morning. The season of grooming is now over for the Bigfork trails, trail has lots of bare spots and snow coverage is low overall. It was a short season this year, we greatly appreciate all of your support, we couldn’t do what we do...