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      Map defaulted to winter mode.
      From their website:
      "Located 8 miles above Lakeside and at 5000’ of elevation, the 25 kilometers of varied terrain is groomed every day from December thru March. 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.

      Snowmobiles, ATV’s, other motorized equipment and snow bikes are not permitted on either trail system. Walking without snowshoes is not permitted"
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: National Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Located 8 miles above Lakeside. Follow Blacktail Road and turn left when you see the sign for the nordic center.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      8 nordic ski trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 21, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Nordic Ski Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      State Ranking
      Trails (view details)
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,398 ft
      Total Vertical
      630 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Blacktail Mountain Nordic Trails Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Powerline Loop w
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:26am
      Feb 21, 2021
      Snow GroomedTrail is in great shape with plenty of...jeffreyvonkiper
      Alpine Trail w
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:23am
      Feb 21, 2021
      Snow GroomedTrail is in great shape with plenty of...jeffreyvonkiper
      Alpine Descent w
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:23am
      Feb 21, 2021
      Snow GroomedTrail is in great shape with plenty of...jeffreyvonkiper
      Main Trail w
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:21am
      Feb 21, 2021
      Snow GroomedTrail is in great shape with plenty of...jeffreyvonkiper
      Powerline Loop w
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 8:32pm
      Dec 26, 2019
      DryAlternates between bare ground and less...jeffreyvonkiper
      Powerline Loop w
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 8:30pm
      Dec 26, 2019
      DryDon't even think about it...blow down,...jeffreyvonkiper

      Activity Feed

      user #2599881RisajswishlisttrailPowerline Loop and 1 more
      Feb 26, 2021 @ 7:32pm
      Feb 26, 2021
      user #1305717jeffreyvonkiperriddentrailSpur Trail
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:29am
      Feb 21, 2021
      user #1305717jeffreyvonkipervotetrailSpur Trail
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:29am
      Feb 21, 2021
      user #1305717jeffreyvonkiperaddreportMain Trail and 3 more
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:22am
      Feb 21, 2021
      user #1305717jeffreyvonkiperupdatetrailAlpine Descent and 5 more
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 7:19am
      Feb 21, 2021

      Nearby Riding Areas

      Bigfork Community Nordic Center18.7 km
      River's Edge Park 927.7 km
      Glacier Nordic Center29.3 km
      Big Mountain Nordic 6 10 133.3 km
      Round Meadow Nordic Trails34.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Snowshoe814 miles1,398 ft6 miles630 ft
      Backcountry Ski712 miles1,253 ft5 miles630 ft
      Nordic Ski814 miles1,398 ft6 miles630 ft
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