Bigfork Community Nordic Center

Bigfork Community Nordic Center (BCNC) is located on Montana State land at the corner of Foothills road & Jewel Basin Road.

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.

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

Fall Newsletter!

Fall Newsletter!

Dear North Shore Nordic Club Supporter: We’ve been managing the North Shore Nordic Club for 18 years.  Dave and Don were among the founders and Steve joined a few years later.  We’ve taken our turn volunteering to provide some of the best Nordic skiing opportunities...



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End Of Season!

End Of Season!

Sadly, NSNC has reached the end of the season! The warm temps during the last week hammered much of the trail system and by agreement, we must open the Truman Saddle gates. Thank you all for making 2021-2022 a successful ski season! See you in December!

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

29 November, 2022 06:12

The skate lanes were groomed twice yesterday, the 2nd time between 2-4PM. Yesterday’s track in good shape. No grooming today.

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

29 November, 2022 14:35

Welcome skiers to the 2022-2023 XC ski season! It's starting to look a lot more like winter and it's exciting that we have snow in November!! We have about 5-6 inches of snow on the trails but after ALOT of foot traffic and a bit of rain the last couple of weeks the...