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


Rocky Mountain Outfitter has graciously donated a $250 gift card for a fundraising raffle to support North Shore Nordic Club. Tickets, $10/one or $25/three at the RMO store on Main St. in Kalispell. The winner will be drawn on Valentines Day, February 14th. No need to...

Happy Holidays!

Seasons greetings! In anticipation of opening Bigfork Community Nordic Center, while we wait valley snow, our elves have been working to buff out the Alpine Trail at Blacktail Mountain. Skiing up high is very good and decent on lower Alpine, just watch for rocks....

We’re Back!

Greetings Skiers! Since 12/1, we’ve been working on the Alpine trail to make it skiable! Watch for rocks, especially down low. Avoid skiing down the Alpine Descent (Very Rocky and Rutted)!

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

2 March, 2021 06:00

it’s 28°F and no new snow. Headed to powerline today and will update later

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

2 March, 2021 06:34

☕️ Greetings friends! Well unfortunately it is currently 40 degrees out and the snow did not freeze up last night. Thus I will not be grooming today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. Until then happy trails! Vin