blacktail trail winter

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, and snow-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, 2020 07:09

22 degrees and a beautiful morning. The season of grooming is now over for the Bigfork trails, trail has lots of bare spots and snow coverage is low overall. It was a short season this year, we greatly appreciate all of your support, we couldn’t do what we do without it! A big shout out to our new groomer this year Randy, thanks for grooming consistently quality, fun to ski trails! Lets hope for a longer, colder, more snowy year next year….

4 March, 2020 07:56

42 degrees, no grooming today. Too warm yesterday! The season is winding down, come get it while there’s a little bit of snow left. Was quite windy last night so there will probably be a lot of debris on the trail, bare spots are showing on lower loop.

3 March, 2020 07:56

38 degrees, no grooming today. Trail has corn snow this morning, will be fast in the morning and getting soft as the day goes on. Bare spots are starting to show on lower loop…

2 March, 2020 08:33

36 degrees, lower loop is groomed. Skiing will be fast in the morning. We won’t be able to set track unless we get new snow, the upper loops are also done being groomed unless new snow comes. The season is winding down, come on out and enjoy while there’s still a little bit of snow left!

1 March, 2020 07:52

33 degrees and trails are being groomed. Lower loop will be groomed, upper loops are losing snow fast and won’t be groomed much anymore. With the thawing and freezing we won’t be able to get much of a track set anymore either. Will be springlike conditions, fast in the morning and getting softer as the day goes….have fun!

29 February, 2020 08:20

35 degrees, no grooming today. After yesterdays warm up and not freezing hard enough we won’t be able to groom a nice trail. Top crust is frozen right now which will make for an icy morning, as it warms up it will become more skiable. Lower loop is holding up decent, upper loops are losing snow fast (lots of rocks, be careful!) If it freezes tonight we’ll groom tomorrow…enjoy

28 February, 2020 08:06

34 degrees, lower loop is getting groomed with track set. Trail will be fast and fun in the morning and getting sticky and soft as the day goes on. Upper loops are losing what little snow they have quickly, lots of rocks starting to show. There may not be many days left to ski the upper loops…enjoy the skiing today! (morning will be better skiing today)

26 February, 2020 08:11

33 degrees and the trails are getting groomed. Skiing will be fast and fun this morning, enjoy!

25 February, 2020 09:49

34 degrees and all trails are groomed with track set. Come on out for a ski, might be the best trail conditions we’ve had all year! Upper loops are groomed, still some rocks poking out and twigs so ski with caution.