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

Snow Drift Removal!

Greetings Skiers. To prolong and enhance our trails in the remaining weeks of the season, NSNC has contracted with a large Snow Cat operator to knock down the snow drifts, address side hilling and flatten sections of our trail system. So, we will not be grooming early...


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....

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

7 March, 2021 08:32

30°F, partly cloudy skys. Alpine and the Spur have been groomed and there is some old classic track left. The frozen spring snow is a challenge to groom and almost impossible to set classic track in. We’ll make one pass around Power Line before we call it a...

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

7 March, 2021 07:06

Greetings on this fine Sunday friends. ☕️ I’m headed out to spruce up the skate lanes this morning. The lower trails are still in fair shape. The upper mountain trails are losing snow on several areas. Should be a wonderful day with some sunshine. Vin...