August is when the itch gets the worst. Hot, lazy days lose their shine. The buzz of the air conditioner starts to burn your eardrums. And winter feels SO far away. And it is, but a plane ticket or a long hike could change that. Here’s where you can get your midsummer fix.
If you're a ski bum visiting Mammoth, California, you probably don't need a hotel with ski valet and room service. You probably want a clean place where you can bring your dog, take a hot shower, and get free internet. Introducing the perfect motel for skiers in Mammoth, which just happens to be a Motel 6.
Don't throw the boards into storage just yet. March, April, and even May (if you ski at Mt. Bachelor) are the best months to get great deals on lodging, lift tickets, and equipment, all while curating a gnarly goggle tan. Sun, brews, music, and costumes are what make spring skiing the next best alternative to an epic powder day. Here's where to close out yet another great season of shredding.