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


Heavy snow has fallen overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day.  Our groomers have begun to machine pack both trail systems this morning.  Please be patient while we bring the trails back up to skiable conditions.  Thank you for your support and Happy...


Finally we’re getting snow, a lot of snow!  8″ on the 24 hour stake at Blacktail.  Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails were rolled this afternoon and will probably have to be tomorrow morning.  Once they have been packed out regular grooming will begin....


We’ve moved the equipment up to Blacktail and have begun machine packing upper Powerline and lower Alpine!  With a bit more snow, we could be opening soon!  Keep checking this site for updates.

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

19 January, 2018 05:40

Hi Skiers! Looks like we had a decent freeze last night. We will be grooming Alpine and the Spur this morning. Will update.

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

19 January, 2018 07:01

Morning skiers! No grooming today due to warm conditions conditions. Fingers crossed for colder temps and snow!