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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16 March, 2024 10:23

And just like that the season is done…EmojiEmoji 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 around 10:30ish to 1:00ish, after 1:00 snow is getting real soft…enjoy it today cause the snow will vanish quickly with the next few warm days!
Please consider an end of season donation as we have some significant costs to repair and keep our 2 sleds operational for next year…without your donations we can’t groom! Thanks and have a great summer and see you next winter!!

15 March, 2024 09:42

27 degrees and the lower loop and Blackfoot have been groomed. A beautiful morning for a ski…and maybe the last of the seasonEmoji Skiing was really fun from about 10:30-1:30 yesterday and will probably be the same today, it gets a bit soft in the afternoon. If it freezes hard enough tonight we’ll try and groom tomorrow….this is the last weekend so come on out and enjoy! Snow is a bit dirty but surprisingly still pretty good conditions!

14 March, 2024 10:16

33 degrees and trails have been groomed. Lower loop and Blackfoot is groomed and should be corn-like frozen fast snow right now. Snow is quite dirty and lots of pine needles in spots, other areas are really nice. Come and get it cause this is about it…we’ll try and groom this weekend if temp allows. This will be the last weekend of grooming….

13 March, 2024 09:27

37 degrees and no grooming today. Snow is melting fast and trails are probably a bit ugly today…snow is quite dirty and icy in areas on the lower loops. We don’t have much season left, if one of these upcoming mornings are cold enough we’ll put in one more grooming to have an official last day….

11 March, 2024 09:10

38 degrees and no freeze overnight so no grooming today….trails will be soft

10 March, 2024 07:59

35 degrees and no grooming today as it didn’t get cold enough. Trails will probably be quite soft…

9 March, 2024 09:09

22 degrees and all trails have been groomed except Birch Loop. This will be the last weekend of grooming Wildcat Loop and Crater so ski it today! Trails are actually in real nice shape with the best skiing from now until about 1:00 or 2:00, once the afternoon hits the snow starts to get real soft in areas. Come and get it while we still have snow!! The weather looks warm and rainy next week so there’s a chance this will be the last weekend of grooming…

8 March, 2024 07:27

11 degrees and trails have been groomed. The hill trails of Birch and Wildcat are no longer getting groomed since snow is melted off too much. We’ll probably have just a few more days of grooming Blackfoot and Crater loops. Lower loops still have good coverage, come and get it before the season is done..depending on temps and rain this may be our last weekend of grooming..😭 Sent from my iPhone

7 March, 2024 07:49

currently 9 degrees, no grooming today. Trails will be frozen and hard in the morning, they should soften up and be more skiable as the day goes on….

6 March, 2024 09:21

24 degrees and all trails are groomed…will be pretty firm conditions in the morning. Just one pass was made on the hill loops, watch out for rocks starting to poke out….