||For those travelling
by air, the nearest airport is Jolly
Grant, Dehradun, 273 km from Joshimath,
17 km from Rishikesh
||Coming from any part
of India, the nearest rail head is Haridwar
299 km from Auli.
||Auli is only
13 km drive from Joshimath. State transport
and Union buses play regularly between Joshimath
and Rishikesh (253 km).
Buses and State Transport buses operate
between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km),
Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun (298 km) and
Delhi (500 km).
From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi
services are available for Auli. Deluxe coaches
can also be arranged with prior notice for
the group of 15 people or more.
||The most popular
way to drop in at Auli is by the famed cable
car service which runs for 3 km. Travelling
by the rope-way, it is impossible to resist
the captive beauty of the snow covered peaks,
the alpine forest and the bracing climate.
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| For the more adventurous, alpine cottages and log huts prove to be a more exciting choice. Also available are catering services, adequate heating arrangements, round the clock hot water supply and of course – warm hospitality – all of which ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. The above modes of accommodation are supplemented by a wide network of luxurious yet affordable hotels and rest-houses all along the route (at Dehradun, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Gauchar, Karanprayag, Nand-Prayag, Pipalkoti and Joshimath). |
Tourist Bureau Joshimath
Rishikesh (Yatra Office),
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd.,
Shail Vihar, Haridwar By Pass
Road, Rishikesh - 249201.
Tel.: 0135-2431793, 2431783, 2435174, 2432648,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
** The National junior and sub junior championship will be held at Auli from 25th feb to 28th Feb due to this Championship, skiing course 23rd Feb to 1th Mar 2006 sevn days and 23rd Feb to 8th Mar 2006 have been cancelled.
is nestled in the lap of snow-capped peaks of Garhwal
Himalayas, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand,
near the world famous religious shrine of Badrinath.
At an altitude of 2,500 to 3,050 m above sea level,
Auli’s well-dressed slopes are flanked by
coniferous and oak forests, which offer a panoramic
view of mountains.
you are out for adventure, fun and frolic this winter,
find yourself in Auli, in the vicinity of the mountain
peaks Nanda Devi and Mana Parbat.
Feel the rush of air on your face, blaze a defiant
trail as you go skiing on the well-dressed snow
slopes. Or pelt each other with snow-balls on a
blanket of snow. And if you’re a lover of
natural splendour let your eyes feast on the breathtaking
view of snow-capped peaks all around you.
km from Joshimath and accessible by a good
motor able road, is the ideal ski resort of
Auli with its slopes comparable to the best
in the world. The resort is run by GMVN, which,
apart from providing accommodation also provides
all facilities for skiing. The season extends
from January to March, during this time skiing
festivals and the National Championships are
held. The Auli slopes, descending from 3049
to 2915 m are flanked by stately conifers
and oaks, which cut wind velocity to the minimum.
Adding to the thrill of skiing is a 180 degree
view of Himalayan peaks, which include Nanda
Devi (7817 m), Kamet (7756 m), Mana Parvat
(7273 m) and Dunagiri (7066 m), seemingly
only snowballs throw away.
conditions for skiing are perfect at Auli. A 500 m
long ski-lift and an 800 m long chair-lift link the
upper and lower slopes, and snow beaters and snow-packing
machines maintain the smoothness of the slopes. Skiers
can enjoy almost 20 km of virgin slopes, which provide
excellent opportunities for cross-country, slalom
and down-hill skiing events.
Auli has now become a leading tourist spot. While
its slopes beckon daring and gallant skiing enthusiasts,
its pristine natural beauty and its alpine atmosphere
lure many tourists. A haven for those who want to
escape the humdrum of everyday life, conquer their
fear of heights, savour nature in its purest form
or just throw snowballs at each other.
Tourists are advised
to bring woollen clothings, cap, socks, dark
glasses, gloves, mufflers, pullovers, wind-proof
jacket, gum / snow boots and a torch light. These
accessories are a must for the tourist keeping
in mind the weather conditions at Auli where
the temperatures drop to as low as -8° C in
winters although it is moderately cold in the
The tourists who are interested in skiing may bring
the equipment of their choice with them. Ski equipments,
on hire, are also available.
The thrill of skiing over snow covered terrain remains
unparalleled. As the element are defeated and unimaginable
distances traversed, exhilaration swells up. In skiing
the use of only the simplest form of implements serve
to add to the adventure.
Ski consists of long, narrow and flexible runners
with curved front ends turned up and pointed.
To aid the process of acceleration and balancing,
a pair of poles with leather strips on the top
and sharp metal tips at the bottom are used
to prevent the skier from sinking. With these
elementary implements, the skier triumphs over
steep gradients and often charts new paths.
Auli is not only the battle-ground for experienced
skiers, who come here armed with their skiing equipment,
it is also a training ground for those aspiring to
ski skillfully with the help of expert guidance.
Training Courses in Skiing:
Training courses are conducted in modules of
7 and 14 days. Training is imparted to the enrolled
persons in modern skiing techniques by qualified
instructors from Skiing and Tourist Resorts,
Auli and Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering,
The 7 days course is non-certificate course with a
total of 25 seats. These courses are conducted in
January, February and March.
The 14 days module is a certificate course, each of
having 15 seats.
Season : End December to March
Equipment : GMVN provides modern
ski equipments. Participants are advised to bring
heavy woolen clothings like caps, socks, gloves,
mufflers, pullovers, trousers, wind proof jackets,
dark glasses, gum / snow boots and a torch for personal