blacktail trail winter

Bigfork Community Nordic Center (BCNC) is located on Montana State land at the corner of Foothills road & Jewel Basin road. Over 10 kilometers of varied terrain (including flat, rolling and challenging hills) are groomed 5 days per week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from December thru March 31.

In accordance with Montana State Law, skiers using Bigfork Community Nordic Center are required to have a valid “Montana Recreational Use License.”

We pay an annual State “Land Use License” fee of $800 to the MT Department of State Lands for the use of the BCNC trail system. We also expend considerable funds each week to maintain the trails, as well as maintain grooming equipment.

Our BCNC trails are groomed for skiers. Snowshoers are welcome, but please observe posted trail etiquette signs.

We specifically request that hikers (without snowshoes), snowmobilers, ATV-ers, snow-bikers and fat bikers respect the intended ski use of our trail system and find other areas to recreate.

BCNC DOG POLICY: Dog tracks and dog “dirt” damage the groomed trail surface. PlEASE respect the intended use of and considerable expense invested in the BCNC Nordic trails. Thank you!

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Bigfork Community Nordic Center

4643 Foothill Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA

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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 plate everywhere else. Thank you for your continued support!! If you enjoy using the trails please consider making an end of the ski year donation. We have alot of upcoming expenses on the horizon fixing our equipment so every donation helps! Thanks again…head on up to Blacktail as the skiing is still good up high!

8 March, 2022 09:04

25 degrees and a bit blustery with a skiff of snow…we didn’t get enough snow to work with today so there will be no grooming…

7 March, 2022 07:21

25 degrees currently, trails are too frozen and hard to be able to groom with our equipment. Looks like we may get a little bit of snow tonight, if we do we’ll give it a try tomorrow…

5 March, 2022 09:20

26 degrees and a bright sunny morning….too bad we had a monsoon come through last week!! The trails got saturated deep and with a hard freeze last night the trails are solid boiler plate material..not quite full on ice skating but close!! With the trails SOO hard our equipment is not able to groom it….Weather forecast says we might get a little bit of snow Monday night and Tuesday, if we do we’ll go out and make a pass on the lower loop. Until then it looks like a weekend to head high and go ski Blacktail..

4 March, 2022 09:44

35 degrees and a light mixture of rain and snow….there will be no grooming today. Since we have gotten so much rain this week onto such a small base of snow our trails got super saturated, if we get the hard freeze tonight trails may be a solid block of ice in the morning that we won’t be able to groom with our equipment. We’ll check out the trail tomorrow morning and see if it’s groomable or not…but I have a feeling it won’t be….

2 March, 2022 07:11

Wow..what gross weather!! 37 degrees and rain, there will be no grooming in this sloppy, wet, warm, disgusting weather….🙁

1 March, 2022 07:07

39 degrees…lots and lots of rain yesterday!😢 no grooming today with the warm weather….

28 February, 2022 07:26

35 degrees and a rainy night…no grooming today, trails will probably be icy and not great today…

27 February, 2022 08:56

23 degrees and trails have been groomed…(except Birch loop, lots of bare spots and rocks showing..we’ll have to stop grooming this section of trail due to not enough coverage) come and get it before the rain rolls in this week!! The hills aren’t going to survive another freeze thaw cycle. Skiing should be nice today! Enjoy!

26 February, 2022 08:46

17 degrees and a beautiful morning for a ski!! All trails are groomed…. Sent from my iPhone