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

Upper Alpine

We are intermittently grooming Upper Alpine, from the parking lot down to the shooting range, about 5k, and occasionally out the Spur. Parking is limited and please don’t park on Blacktail road. As snow accumulates, we’ll work our way down to the...


Tonight is the last night of our fundraising month! Please support North Shore Nordic Club by eating and drinking at the Tamarack Ale House from 5:00-8:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Nordic Night at Glacier Cyclery

Tonight at 7:00pm, Glacier Cyclery & Nordic is providing a presentation and slide show by Peter Ashley who in 1978 became the first National Junior Development Coach for USST, and later moved on to coach the national womens team. Peter was a coach at the 1985...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

17 January, 2020 06:24

a light breeze 26° and 2.5 inches of snow overnight. I will be going to the alpine loop and spur this morning. Will update later

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

17 January, 2020 11:40

Lower loop skate lane smoothed out and track is set. Rolling the upper hilly loops, these probably won’t be ready to ski yet but getting closer.