Skiing In Auli
12 kms from Joshimath, Uttaranchal state
Mountain Belts :
2519 to 3049 m
Best As :
Best Time to Visit :
January to March
Summers Maximum - 13 °C and Minimum 9 °C
Winters Below 0 °C Minimum -8 °C
Introducing - Auli Skiing
Auli is a popular tourist place that lies in the famous Himalayan belt. The
snow capped slopes here makes it a favorite hunt for winter sports
enthusiasts. Located amidst some lofty mountain peaks everything is in blue
and white. The crystal clear sheet of snow reflects the whole of the sky
giving it an additional tinge of icy ambience. The slopes are fantastic and
ideal for skiing. It is truly a game for all skiers. That is how most of the
adventure aspirants reach the place. With facilities all geared up the place
is one Auli ski resort that gives a real chill.
Skiing in Auli
The three kms long slope at Auli is one of the best Auli skiing spots and Auli Skiing destinations in the
whole of the country. Located at an altitude of about 3000 metres the place
is devoid of loathing human construction. What lays there is just the sheet
of snow and sparsely distributed deodar trees. No wonder you find a lot of
skiers in their nerve racking jumps. The Skiing Centre at Auli was set up in
the year 1984. Though late but the place finally received patronage from the
state agency and things have been happening since then. Today, the place is
considered as the third best skiing spot in the country.
Auli Skiing Prices
Standing Lift for pole shift costs Rs 30 per person. Pole shift standing life joins temple track with Tower no. 10
At Auli skiing is more fun than a serious
sports exercise. The facilities available makes your time and trip a very
entertaining one. The ropeway from Joshimath, chair lifts, skiing lifts,
snow beaters, skiing gear hiring agencies, huts and restaurants make it all
incredible, a great experience at Auli. The skiing season starts from the
month of January and continues till March, during which a number of events
take place. The skiing competitions and festivals generate a good rush of
sports activists, tourists, adventure lovers who participate with all the
zeal. National Championships organized by Winter Sports Federation of India
is one major skiing event conducted at Auli.Auli ski resort also provide Auli skiing courses for the beginners keen on learning skiing.
Snow Boarding in Auli
In addition to Snow-Skiing, Auli is also famous all over the world for Snow
Boarding, which attracts large number of tourists every year. With its
varied altitude ranging between 2500-3050 metres, above sea level, Auli
offers exciting snow boarding opportunities both for beginners and
experienced adventure seekers.
Snow Boaring in Auli provides you a good chance to explore the spectacular
areas of the Garhwal Himalayas. Besides, you also get a chance to conquer
the popular mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri. Every year
between the months of January and March, the Auli skiing places usually remain
covered with thick carpet of snow, which is the ideal time for enjoying this
sport. Both Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam and private operators give
snowboarding equipments on hire.
Auli Skiing Courses for Amateurs and Beginners
Every year small camps are conducted by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, the
state corporation that looks after the skiing centre, to train the beginners
and amateurs. The training is covered in two modules - seven days and
fourteen days. The institution provides the necessary equipment. The
participants are, however, advised to bring their own couture.
By Air :
The nearest airport to Auli is the one located at
Dehradun, called Jolly Grant. The airport is about 275 kms from Joshimath.
By Train :
Railhead is a little far from the place and
about 300 kms from Auli. It is located at Haridwar.
By Road :
Long distance buses ply between Joshimath and
Rishikesh, the distance being 254 kms. From Joshimath it is a mere 12 kms
drive to Auli.