Ski Themed Bar Near Purgatory

The Nugget Mountain Bar

Rustic, ski themed bar located just south of Purgatory Resort

Phone: (970) 749-4412

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As soon as you open the door, the idyllic miner’s cabin transitions into the perfect après ski bar.  Opening the door, you are greeted with a vintage 70’s chairlift doubling as a two-seat indoor swing.  Authentic reclaimed wood, harvested from the property, lines the wall of windows framing the snowcapped San Juan Mountains.  The wall of reclaimed wood is perfectly accented with a snowboard drink rail just below a large picture window facing the Twilight peaks and Spud Mountain.  Surrounded by a cozy leather couch and chairs, another large picture window that seems to take a postcard snapshot of the iconic peak of Engineer Mountain.  This is the best spot for sipping a warmed specialty cocktail, watching the snow paint the Rockies, and relax after long day exploring.  The centerpiece of this old cabin is a rectangular bar-top, constructed of Colorado-used skis, embossed in a glassy epoxy and perfectly situated for conversations with old-time powder-hounds.  Behind the bar lies a large pass-through window, opening to the deck side of the bar, where you can belly-up yet still be outside. 

As you make your way upstairs to the communal loft area, you will notice a wall of skis cascading down the stairs.  The loft has one large community table seating 12 patrons comfortably.  Each seat has a view of the numerous TVs, two large windows, and action down below. If you come to watch a game, the snow falling on the mountains, or simply talk about the epic powder of the day with others, The Nugget has a seat for you.


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48721 US-550, Durango, CO 81301

Phone: (970) 749-4412

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