The Nugget Mountain Bar
Rustic, ski themed bar located just south of Purgatory Resort
Phone: (970) 749-4412
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.