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



Dear NSNC Supporters, Mercifully this season has come to an early end! It started late, had multiple weather related interruptions, including extreme cold, but through it all, you continued your awesome support and for that we sincerely thank you! We’ll be back next...

Whistling Andy’s Fundraiser!

Whistling Andy’s Fundraiser!

Don't forget! Whistling Andy's and Flathead Lake Brewing are hosting a NSNC fundraiser at the Crafthouse in Bigfork on February 24th at 5:00 p.m.!  Enjoy Swedish Meatballs and Dill Mashed Potatoes, The Spot Donuts and Beardance Juicy IPA ($2 donation for every pint!)...

Tamarack Community Tap Night!

Tamarack Community Tap Night!

Greetings Nordic Enthusiasts! There's no way to sugar coat it, this Winter has been a pain!  But our good friends at Tamarack are stepping up to help sooth our Nordic souls. On Monday, February 5th, from 5-8, Tamarack Brewing Company will donate $.50 for every beer...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

24 March, 2024 07:43

Well the false spring last week has wreaked havoc on our trail. Even with this new snow there are sections that are down to dirt. The upper part is the only place that MIGHT be skateable but it's icy and cratered under the corduroy. Be cautious if you come out....

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

16 March, 2024 10:23

And just like that the season is done... It's been a decent year despite the warm temps and lack of snow, lots of good days of skiing...thanks for your support to make grooming Bigfork trails possible!! The next couple of days will probably be decent skiing from...