Auli is starting to get popular among the ski-lovers. Though the long, tiring travel and unpredictable weather can be the mood killer. You cannot be sure till you reach what to expect. Few lucky can get to enjoy snow fall and skiing together. If luck is not on your side, snow storm can lock your room for days. For some its hard solid snow which take away the skiing pleasure. Though there is snow beater it cannot give the experience of fresh snow. There is a long Ski-Lift connecting lower slopes to the Top. The gondola is not an aid to skiing and simply transports visitors to the accommodation centre from the local village and the one serious ski lift, as well as being short only operates when there are four people to fill the available seats. This does lead to long delays between runs. The ski village suffers from a shortage of electricity and to be restricted to one hour of power per day is not unusual in winter.
Auli’s only chair lift travels from Gorson to the start of all ski runs. The 800m long chair lift connects the lower slopes with upper slopes in Auli, making it easy for skiers to zip up in moments. On reaching the ski start point they can ski down rapidly, while non-skiers can walk down the snow-paths at leisure. Two snow-beaters imported from Germany beat the powder snow to render it safe for beginners. The slopes of Auli have been dressed and improved making them an ideal for hosting skiing festivals and competitions of national and international standards. The cable car ride is enough to justify a trip to this winter resort, with the snow-covered valleys below giving beautiful views of the Himalayas for 270 degrees. The main snow slopes of Auli stretch for about 5-8 km. Snow beaters and snow-packing machines are continually used to keep the slopes dressed. The world's highest man-made lake is at Auli, right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. The government has developed this in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snow fall. The water from this lake will be used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provide a good skiing surface and exend the ski season. The Alpine Tourism Promotion Council (ATPC) has equated the slopes of Auli (second largest in Asia) to the best in the world after conducting a research survey here. It is no wonder then that the ski resort in Auli is packed to capacity from December to March, with the lofty mountains resonating with songs from guests enjoying bonfires and Kumaoni dances on chilly nights under the shadow of Nanda Devi the mountain goddess.
Packages Tours for Auli Winter and Summer 5nights 6days ::-->
Trip Name - Auli Winter Skiing Tour Packages
Duration - 5nights 6days
Delhi to Delhi
Altitude - 2589 to 3000 meter
Number of Person - Atleast 2 person require to run the package tours
Places Cover - Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Devprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karnprayag - Nandaprayag - Joshimath - Tapova - Auli - Gorson
Tentative Tour Program ::-->
Auli Tour Program (Travel to Auli)
|Day 1: Delhi – Rishikesh|
|Start the Drive Delhi to Rishikesh on arrival at Rishikesh check in at hotel evening visit Laxman jhula and enjoy Ganga Arti and many more come back to hotel for over night stay hotel. Or Train from Delhi to Haridwar and furhter drive 1 hours from Haridwar to Rishikesh Hotel. Stay up here.|
|Day 2: Rishikesh - Auli|
|Early morning after breakfast get ready for travel to Auli from Rishikesh en-route you will pass Deoprayag Srinagar Rudraprayag Karanprayag Nandprayag and many more nice places of Uttarakhand reach Joshimath by 4 pm because right now rope way is available up to 4 pm from Joshimath to Auli..Option two if we miss Cable car then we will take alternate road option to drive till Auli on snow freezed road with 4x4 hire cab. Stay in Auli|
|Day 3: Auli Skiing or Hiking Trips possible.|
|Auli is a lonely and beautiful place to explore enjoy the beauty of hill from Auli in winter Auli is covered by snow and summer it is enrich by green landscape called bugyal. Enjoy dinner with peace and over night at hotel.|
|Day 4: Auli - Joshimath - Tapovan - Sight seeing in Joshimath|
|Today at leisure full day enjoy nature and peace of Auli over at hotel|
|Day 5: Auli – Rishikesh|
|After breakfast take cable car to Joshimath or drive to Joshimath 1 hours drive and further Proceed to Rishikesh and in route you will cross Four praygas –( nand prayag , karan prayag ,rudra prayag dev prayag ) evening Ganga aarti and over night stay hotel.|
|Day 6: Rishikesh– Delhi|
|Check out the hotel further visit ghat and laxman jhoola afternoon drive to Delhi concludes. One can take Train option from Haridwar to Delhi or flight option too.|
Above Trip cost ::-->
INR 21000 per head - Budget Tours Packages
INR 24000 per head - Standard Tours Packages
INR 30000 per head - Deluxe Tours Packages
INR 40000 per head - Luxury Tours Packages
Cost Include::->Transport X Delhi or Doon Airport to Airport + All veg meals + Stay on double sharing + Guide for hiking + Skiing.
Slopes of Auli
The slopes of Auli are considered amongst the best skiing place in Asia by the skiers of different countries. There are four Ski slopes in Auli:
• 10 No. Slope (White) is 900mts long
• 8 No. Track (Blue) is 800mts long
• Temple Track (Red) is for beginners and is 400mts in length
• Composite Slopes is 3.1kms long
There are two international standard ski lifts for skiers which take them back to high slopes.
• Standing Lift for pole shift costs Rs. 100 per person. Pole Shift standing lift joins Temple Track with Tower No. 10
• Sitting Lift for chair lift costs Rs. 300 per person.