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


The Department of Natural Resources & Conservation has approved NSNC’s plan to double Bigfork Community Nordic Center from 6 to 12 kilometers!  We are waiting for the final permit and hope to have the work completed by the time the snow falls! Mark your...


North Shore Nordic Supporters!  If you haven’t done so, please register for our newsletter on our web site.  It’s easy, just scroll down, add your name and email address and click Sign Up!  By doing so, you will help us save valuable grooming dollars....


NSNC & Swan Lake Ranger District are happy to announce improved parking at Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails.  A new parking lot has been constructed across from the storage container and can accommodate over 60 cars!  We also expanded the parking area at upper...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

2 April, 2016 07:49

37F Made one pass on Alpine. There are two spots that you will need to remove your skis and some icy stretches. On that note we will stop grooming for the season. Thank you very much for your support! See you at the fall fundraiser! We were open 22 more days than last...

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

10 March, 2016 16:16

Do to the warm, wet temps. and disappearing snowpack, we are ending grooming operations at BCNC for the season.