There really is no better way to break up the January doldrums than to grab your board and hit the slopes. So later this month, we will be heading up to Mammoth Lakes for the A.W.O.L. festival to ride by day and party by night. Thats right, snowboarding AND some amazing electronic music parties, all with the Sierras as a back drop? Yes, please!
A.W.O.L. (short for Another Way of Life) has everything dialed to make sure you're all set to enjoy yourself for the weekend. It's all taken care of - from the plush accommodations to the lift tickets to the events, making sure the weekend is worry free. Here's an idea of the schedule-
Everyone will arrive Friday afternoon/evening, and gather at a meet and greet on Friday evening at the festival hotel, the Westin Monache. Later that night, the welcome party will kick off at the Underground, featuring the house music stylings of Anthony Attalla.
Saturday it's time for skiing/snowboarding (anyone with an AWOL event pass or package has access to steeply-discounted $150 2-day lift passes), and then hit a new event called UNTZ at The Yodler for Apres Ski, 3:30-6:30pm.
Saturday night, after dinner and you're all showered up, head back to Underground for the Saturday night event, featuring Stellar and Brazzabelle. Both nights are supported by DJ sets from some of the best local talent in California.
Sunday, it's time to ride again, and enjoy another group Apres Ski event. If you can stick around for one more night, AWOL will have one last event where you can talk how you landed your first rail or dared to rock the gondola to the top to cruise Dave's Run.
If the above hasn't sold you check out the details-
1. Spacious, clean, comfortable accommodations
The Westin Monache is a AAA 4 Diamond Resort - each room has a beautiful view, King bed (+ pullout sofa), kitchenette (suites have full kitchen, which the resort will pre-stock with whatever your desire), and elegant bathrooms. The perfect place to relax alone or with friends after a day on the slopes (or a night out partying).
2. The Amenities
Two jacuzzis and a heated pool, open year-round! If you were in Whistler with us last year, you know how wild things can get when you add snow + bikinis to a jacuzzi! Want to relax even further? Unwind with an in-room massages. Spa professionals will rub down those sore muscles in the privacy of your own hotel room - available for couples or individual treatments.
3. Ski/Snowboard Concierge
The Westin will not only store your snow gear, but also deliver it from the hotel to the gondola for the duration of your stay! No lugging your ski/snowboard up to your room, down the stairs, or on a shuttle! Don't have gear? They'll hook you up with in-resort rentals!
If you look on The Westin's website, their posted rates are significantly higher than the rates in our packages - PLUS, with the AWOL package, taxes + resort fees ARE INCLUDED, we have DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS ($150 for a 2-day pass!), flight discounts on Alaska Air (7% off!), discounts to local restaurants, shopping and spas, and you'll have access to every AWOL-hosted event over the course of the weekend (think meet and greet, two big night parties, Apres Ski events, dinners and more)!
5. Location, location, location!
Just a staircase away is Mammoth Village, our night event venue Underground Lounge, tons of restaurants, the Village Gondola going straight up to the slopes, and more! Don't want to walk? The Westin also provides FREE local shuttle service.
6. The People
And foremost, to best enjoy the best part about every AWOL experience - the people! Staying together at our hotel property is what makes AWOL such a special experience - don't miss out by having to leave the fun every night!
For more details and to book your spot, visit TryAWOL.com. Stay tuned for contest details!