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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, 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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24 January, 2020 07:52

Currently 37 degrees, no grooming today. Temps didn’t get cold enough last night to go out. Trails will be soft and sticky today.

23 January, 2020 08:40

36 degrees and it’s drizzling out…No grooming today, trails will be soft and sticky today. Pray for colder temps! If it doesn’t drop below freezing tonight there will be no grooming tomorrow.

22 January, 2020 10:00

All trails are groomed, track left from the last grooming. Trails will be fast and fun today! Use caution skiing upper loops, bare ground is starting to show and more rocks are poking through. We will most likely halt grooming on the upper trails in the next few days until things cool down and we get some more snow.

22 January, 2020 08:04

35 degrees, we’re out giving it a try this morning. We’ll update when complete..

21 January, 2020 07:27

32 degrees, no grooming today (our scheduled day off). As long as it gets cold enough tonight we’ll be out tomorrow morning. Lower loops still in decent shape, upper loops are losing snow with some bare spots showing. Use caution skiing upper loops..enjoy the trails today!

20 January, 2020 10:05

All trails are groomed and ready for another great day of skiing. Upper loops smoothed out, no track on upper loops (too frozen with spotty coverage yet)..come on out and enjoy before the big warm up hits!

20 January, 2020 08:24

22 degrees and we’re out grooming. Lower loop is complete and heading to the upper/hilly loops. Skate lane is flat and will be fast this morning, trail thawed and refroze to hard to put in a good track so left the track from yesterday. Come on out and enjoy!

19 January, 2020 08:28

31 degrees with a skiff of new snow. Lower loop is groomed with new track set, up in the hilly loops now. The upper loops are skiable but use caution, there are a few rocky sections. Enjoy the skiing!

18 January, 2020 11:09

All trails groomed, lower loop has new track set in. Upper loops are skiable but would recommend using your rock skis, lots of twigs sticking above snow and some rocks still poking out. No track set on upper trails yet. Come on out and enjoy!

18 January, 2020 08:13

25 degrees and lightly snowing, we are out grooming now and will update when complete