Auli Ski Resort
Adventure / Trekking
At a distance of 13 km from Joshimath, Auli is a famous skiing destination of Uttarakhand run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). It is considered among the most preferred skiing destinations for professional skiers and adventure lovers. Auli Cliff Top Club is one of the prime ski resorts of the region and is run and maintained by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam. All the facilities and equipment for skiing are provided by the resort. To save time for skiers in climbing back again and save energy, there is a chairlift and ski lift, which is the longest ski lift in the country.
A 3 km long slope ranging from a height of 2519 to 3049 m is a major attraction. The entire skiing area at the resort can be divided into the upper fields and lower fields and they are kept in good condition always by snow beaters. The slopes in Auli are covered with Oak and Deodar forests.
The GMVN provides courses for beginners and professionals at Auli, which are held for 7 to 14 days from December to March. The courses include stay, food, ski gear charges and guide. There are local people who provide Ski Equipment for the casual tourists and also help them with basic skiing techniques. Participants are advised to bring heavy woolen clothing like caps, socks, gloves, mufflers, pullovers, trousers, wind proof jackets, dark glasses, gum / snow boots and a torch for personal use.
The Auli ski season starts around December and goes up till March. The resort attracts maximum visitors during this time, mainly ski lovers from across the country. It is also during this time that the ski festivals and National skiing championships start.
Package Cost: Rs.13, 500 per person for 7 days and Rs. 22,300 per person for 14 days.
Charges for basic skiing vary between Rs. 500 to Rs. 800 per hour.