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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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 grooming in these conditions is tough. A big thank you for your contributions, it’s what keeps the trails groomed. If you enjoyed the nice grooming this year please consider a donation to help us repair the equipment so we can provide even better corduroy next year!! Also, a HUGE thanks to Tom the groomer…he did a fantastic job!!
If your into crust cruising style of skiing there’s still plenty of snow out there…the sweet spot is if the snow froze during the night to get out before the sun warms up the snow too much, usually slightly before and during lunch break time….
Thanks again and we can’t wait for winter of 23/24!!
Blacktail is still skiing great so head on up to get some more winter

19 March, 2023 09:01

20 degrees and trails are groomed, will be similar conditions as yesterday..chunky and a bit icy in the morning and softening up as the day goes…come and get it!!

18 March, 2023 08:59

18 degrees and trails have been groomed. Our equipment is not able to put a nice groom in during these big freeze/thaw cycles. The morning will be rather chunky and icy and as the day warms the skiing will get softer and better. If possible try and ski before late afternoon when it’s the warmest, large tracks are put in the trail and we won’t be able to groom those out. The sweet spot for skiing these days is probably around lunch time, when the trails are starting to soften and not be icy but big tracks and ruts aren’t put in. Coverage is still good so come on out and ski while we still have it!

17 March, 2023 07:11

15 degrees and all trails are groomed. Going to be a good morning for a ski..come and get it while we still have good coverage!

16 March, 2023 08:18

22 degrees, no grooming today, we plan on grooming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning…

15 March, 2023 09:17

31 degrees, no grooming today. Our groomer has gotten an early morning job so the grooming at BCNC is going to be spotty during the week. Skiing will be icy in the morning and soften up as the day warms….we will groom the upcoming weekend.

14 March, 2023 07:07

30 degrees, after a warm rainy night there will be no grooming today…

13 March, 2023 09:12

33 degrees, no grooming today. Just the top crust froze and is still soft underneath…equipment would most likely have made a mess today. We’ll head back out when it freezes….

12 March, 2023 08:01

23 degrees and trails are getting groomed. 2-3” of new snow since yesterday morning’s grooming, should be a great day of skiing!! Come and get it before the warm rainy weather rolls in!

11 March, 2023 08:21

24 degrees and about 3-4” of new snow. Trails are being rolled right now, should be a great day for a ski!! This is sadly going to be the last weekend we can groom (dnrc let’s us groom until 3/15) so come on out and enjoy some fantastic skiing!