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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Season’s Greetings Nordic Enthusiasts! The snow has finally begun to fall and the snow pack is inching its way down from the higher elevations.  We have trimmed brush, repaired snow fencing, serviced the equipment, purchased a new snowmobile, and await the arrival of...

Record Season Coming To An End!

Record Season Coming To An End!

What an amazing season this has been! Early and plentiful snows allowed us to begin grooming in mid November! Our agreement with the Forest Service requires us to open the upper gates today, but with a solid, snow base, we'll occasionally groom as the urge strikes. Be...

Andy’s Craft House Party Tonight!

Andy’s Craft House Party Tonight!

Hello Skiers, Andy’s Craft House of Bigfork is hosting a party for North Shore Nordic Club tonight, February 28th, from 5-9pm! There will be Chili, full, food menu, Nordic themed-specialty cocktails, beer, live music and a raffle, with items from Glacier Cyclery &...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

8 April, 2023 09:42

40°F, no new snow. Power Line and lower Alpine have been groomed. The snow was soft and grooming did not turn out well on Power Line. Alpine is better. It might be a better day for a bike ride.

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

22 March, 2023 10:18

And that's a wrap for the 22/23 ski season at BCNC. Coverage is still good (what a great year for snow coverage!) but with the big temperature swings our equipment can't put in good groomed trail right now. Our ginzu is falling apart and in dire need of repair so...