College buddies open ski bar south of Purgatory Resort

College buddies open ski bar south of Purgatory Resort

Duo spent two months converting old vacation cabin
Nugget Mountain Bar owners Joe Valerio, left, and Kevin Wright opened their new gathering place a half mile from the entrance to Purgatory to give skiers a communal place to bond after a day on the slopes.
The Nugget Mountain Bar, a half mile south of Purgatory Resort on U.S. Highway 550, will use its old Chevy Suburban to pick up and return skiers at the resort and to shuttle patrons home within a 5-mile radius of the bar.
Back County Gourmet will provide its gourmet burgers and breakfast burritos at the Nugget Mountain Bar.
A loft above the bar inside of the Nugget Mountain Bar includes a communal table.
An old chair from a chairlift hangs inside of the Nugget Mountain Bar.

College buddies open ski bar south of Purgatory Resort

Nugget Mountain Bar owners Joe Valerio, left, and Kevin Wright opened their new gathering place a half mile from the entrance to Purgatory to give skiers a communal place to bond after a day on the slopes.
The Nugget Mountain Bar, a half mile south of Purgatory Resort on U.S. Highway 550, will use its old Chevy Suburban to pick up and return skiers at the resort and to shuttle patrons home within a 5-mile radius of the bar.
Back County Gourmet will provide its gourmet burgers and breakfast burritos at the Nugget Mountain Bar.
A loft above the bar inside of the Nugget Mountain Bar includes a communal table.
An old chair from a chairlift hangs inside of the Nugget Mountain Bar.
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