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

Groomer Needed!

Happy New Year! Our ski season has gotten off to a early start with adequate snows and cold temperatures. Conditions at both our trail systems have been good to excellent. Sadly, due to a painful shoulder problem, Vince, our Bigfork Community Nordic Center Groomer,...

Mid December Marvelousness!

Skied the Alpine loop today and it was AWESOME! Don’t recall any better conditions before Christmas! Thank you Chris, Steve & Chris!

Blacktail Now Open!

Greetings Nordic Skiers, Finally, after a short delay, winter has arrived! Bigfork Community Nordic Center has been mowed, the equipment’s in place and we’re awaiting adequate snow to begin work. Blacktail Mountain Nordic Center has been rolled thrice this week and...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

15 January, 2022 11:53

35°F, no new snow. We were delayed by a downed tree this morning. Power Line is groomed. We attempted to set track but it didn’t turn out well in the frozen snow conditions. The skate lane is groomed on Alpine and the Spur. The existing classic track was left in...

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

15 January, 2022 11:52

currently 32 degrees, training went well with our one new groomer. We mainly freshened up the skate lane, we did groom over the tracks on the hills. The tracks were pretty melted and someone decided to walk right down the middle of them tearing and rutting them up...