Bigfork Community Nordic Center

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

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!

We’ve Been Robbed!

Greetings North Shore Nordic Supporters, As we near the end of another successful Nordic ski season I want to share with you a bit of unfortunate news. Yesterday, we discovered that someone had, using a pry bar, broke into our donation box up at Blacktail Mountain...

St. Patrick’s Fundraiser!

Once again, Rocky Mountain Outfitter has graciously donated a $250 gift card for a fundraising raffle to support North Shore Nordic Club. Tickets, $10/one or $25/three at the RMO store on Main St. in Kalispell. The winner will be drawn on St. Patrick’s Day...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

20 April, 2022 06:13

won’t be grooming today, need some rest! See what weather does and possibly groom Saturday. Looking at snotel site it froze last night and would think will soften mid morning so could be good “crust cruising” of sorts! Smile:)!

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

10 March, 2022 07:58

Winter temps have come back but no snow! Went out on the trail yesterday afternoon to check it out and sadly with no snow in the forecast our season in Bigfork is done for the year. Trails are melted and bare in spots and it’s a mixture of solid ice and hard boiler...