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

Trail Clearing Party!

Greetings North Shore Nordic Supporters! The leaves have started to drop, the nights are getting cold and we’re preparing for the upcoming ski season! And as part of that preparation, we’re hosting a trail clearing “party” up at Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails this...

Found Key!

Hello. While removing the equipment from the Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Head we found this key! Please contact us through this web site. Cheers!

2020-2021 Season Is In The Books!

No, this is not an “April Fools” joke. Our grooming agreement with the Forest Service runs from 12.01-03.31 of each year. And what a year it’s been! Very little snow to begin the season, almost none in March and Covid-19 throughout! It’s gotta...

Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trail Updates

3 April, 2021 08:21

40°F. The skate lane on Upper Power Line and Lower Alpine is groomed. There is no classic track. You can’t believe how much snow has melted in the last few days. This will be the last day of grooming. If you look forward to a spring day when you can ski in the...

Bigfork Community Nordic Center Updates

14 March, 2021 07:03

Good morning friends! Today is my final grooming for this season. What a pleasure it has been and although a short season, it was a great one. Now don’t forget we are still grooming for awhile at our Blacktail site so make time to enjoy the trails up there. Thank you...