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Bigfork Community Nordic Center (BCNC) is located on Montana State land at the corner of Foothills road & Jewel Basin road. Over 10 kilometers of varied terrain (including flat, rolling and challenging hills) are groomed 5 days per week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December thru March 31.

In accordance with Montana State Law, skiers using Bigfork Community Nordic Center are required to have a valid “Montana Recreational Use License.”

We pay an annual State “Land Use License” fee of $800 to the MT Department of State Lands for the use of the BCNC trail system. We also expend considerable funds each week to maintain the trails, as well as maintain grooming equipment.

Our BCNC trails are groomed for skiers. Snowshoers are welcome, but please observe posted trail etiquette signs.

We specifically request that hikers (without snowshoes), snowmobilers, ATV-ers, snow-bikers and fat bikers respect the intended ski use of our trail system and find other areas to recreate.

BCNC DOG POLICY: Dog tracks and dog “dirt” damage the groomed trail surface. PlEASE respect the intended use of and considerable expense invested in the BCNC Nordic trails. Thank you!

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Bigfork Community Nordic Center

4643 Foothill Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

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5 March, 2021 05:30

☕️ Morning all! This morning I will touch up the skate lanes. It should be another nice day with fast conditions before it gets too warm. Unfortunately this is not the best time for classic skiing and setting really good classic track is nearly impossible with the frozen snow. Of note: there are a few rocks starting to show on the ski trails as the snow is melting off so keep a weather eye for them. Vin ✌️

4 March, 2021 06:23

Note: given that spring has arrived our local bear population will soon be making an appearance. I mention this as you might consider bringing bear spray whilst out enjoying the trails. I know I will have mine grooming and skiing. 🐻

4 March, 2021 06:03

26 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Looks to be another stellar day, sunshine and a high of around 50. I had several reports yesterday that the skate skiing was phenomenal and fast before it got too warm in the afternoon. I will be grooming up the skate lanes again this morning. There is a classic track set. And again a reminder that we are now into spring conditions. Freeze thaw. Today’s musical inspiration is provided by Royksopp starting off with Eple! 💥✌️ See you all out there on the hill, Vin

3 March, 2021 08:00

Update: the skate lanes are grooming up nicely!!! I will hit the low trails then the upper mountain if it doesn’t get too warm. See you soon! Vin 💥💥💥

3 March, 2021 06:32

Good morning friends. Well it’s a little bit cooler this morning. I will have a look at the trail conditions and perhaps we can dress the skate lanes up a tad. No promises. Difficult grooming conditions. Vin ☕️✌️

2 March, 2021 06:34

☕️ Greetings friends! Well unfortunately it is currently 40 degrees out and the snow did not freeze up last night. Thus I will not be grooming today. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. Until then happy trails! Vin

1 March, 2021 06:16

Good morning Team! Currently 33 degrees Fahrenheit with a high of 43 staring at us under partly cloudy sky’s. Tuning up the skate lanes will be the order of the day for me. Great to see so many people skiing this weekend! Again thank you all for your generous financial support for YOUR ski trails! And yes I’m out there skiing too. 😂🎿 Vin

28 February, 2021 07:18

Greetings skiers! A cloudy day it will be with the possibility of intermittent snow showers. 28 degrees Fahrenheit with a high of 36 predicted. Great to see everyone skiing yesterday. I will be cleaning up the skate lanes today. Icy freeze thaw conditions. Watch the corners on the upper mountain trails. See you soon! Vin ☕️✌️

27 February, 2021 06:16

Saturday and a fine day indeed! Currently 23 degrees Fahrenheit with a predicted high of 34 under mostly cloudy skies. This morning will find me setting the skate lanes. I will start on the lower trails then advance to the upper mountain trails. All classic track is set. As mentioned before the conditions are icy. I’d like to take a moment and say thank you all for your generous donations and support of the North Shore Nordic Club. We really could not do this without YOU! See you on the trails after one more coffee. Hmmm what musical inspiration for today? 🧐 Led Zeppelin, yes that sounds like a great start! 🤩🎿

26 February, 2021 06:57

Friday has arrived! Greetings friends. Today I will work at resetting the classic track on the lower mountain trails. Given the icy conditions please don’t expect a perfect track. From the reports I’m getting from the skate ski crew, conditions are fast and not too bad. Looking into the weather forecast next week will see temps approaching 40 degrees Fahrenheit. On an interesting note I saw 4 elk yesterday near Wildcat. 😃 Ok one more coffee and I’m headed out to groom-zee-trails! Vin ☕️