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

1 December, 2015 18:58

(category bmnt) Hello Nordic Skiers! We have been up on the trails moving equipment, cutting windblown trees, and getting ready for a great Nordic season. Today we groomed from Truman Saddle gate down about 6 KM. The trail has been packed down since the last snowfall...

Getting Close!

Yesterday we delivered the equipment to the Blacktail trailhead and discovered 5″ of new snow!  Per our agreement with the Forest Service, NSNC can’t close the gates and begin grooming until December 1st. Bigfork Community Nordic Center is one or two more...

Think Snow!

We’ll have updated snow conditions for the Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails and Bigfork Community Nordic Center on our website as soon as there’s enough snow to groom.

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

28 November, 2015 07:59

Yesterday NSNC delivered the equipment to the trial site. We have 5” of snow in the parking lot, but our agreement with the forest service won’t allow us to start grooming until 12/1. In the meantime we will start removing trees blown down in last weeks windstorm....

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

Our permit for the Bigfork Nordic trails starts on December 1. We still need quite a bit more snow before we can begin grooming for the season. We will update this page as soon as we have skiable conditions. Please refer back to this page for the most current...