Many consider Auli to be the best ski resorts in India along with Gulmarg and Jammu & Kashmir. Both of them are regarded among the best ski destinations across the globe. The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and novice as well. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) a govt agency which takes care of this resort, and Uttaranchal Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at this place to encourage skiing in India have imported snow beater to maintain slopes. Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km - cable car (Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift.
Apart from Skiing there is an interesting trek route also. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. A small temple having connection to great epic Ramayanais also present. Auli is surrounded by high peaks like Mana, Kamet and tallest of all Nanda Devi. The 270 degree view will be enough to make you forget the long and tiring ride to reach Auli. Once the Skiing is over the best thing one can do in evening is to take chair out and get treated to great view of snow clad mountains as they keep changing colors every minute the sun goes down. Here you will understand why the Sadhus (sage) came to Himalayas for meditation. The feeling of solitude and oneness with god will do wonders to you mind and have a positive effect on you body. You will get which no money can buy "Peace of Mind"
The place Auli is surrounded by the mighty peaks of Himalayas. Most of them have some name of goddess or some mythological connection. The one that stand out is beautiful Mt Nanda Devi which stands 7,817 Mts (25,643 ft) in height. Even the Mt Neelkant is also visible. Auli lies in the way of the Badrinath route. There is a training facility of Indo Tibetan Border Police. This force is responsible for guarding Indian borders at high altitude. They are subjected to hard training and its amazing to see their stamina and skiing skills. This center is equipped with best medical team for any emergency and tourist can use their help. If tourist gets trapped then the chopper service can be requested for rescue or transfer to city medical facilities.
Packages Tours for Auli Winter 3 nights 4 days ::-->
Trip Name - Auli Winter Tour Packages
Duration - 3nights 4days
Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Altitude - 2589 to 3000 meter
Number of Person - Atleast 2 person require to run the package tours
Places Cover - Rishikesh - Devprayag - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karnprayag - Nandaprayag - Joshimath - Auli - Gorson
Tentative Tour Program ::-->
Day 1 - Drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath. Drive 9 hours. Stay in Joshimath or same day we can reach to Auli.
Day 2 - Take cable car to Reach Auli or drive 16km to Auli via road. Check inn and half day enjoy the Auli. A short hike to Gorson top. Stay in Auli
Day 3 - Full day Skiing at Auli. Stay in Auli
Day 4 - Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Trip end up here.
Above Trip cost ::--> Auli to Auli cost
INR 16000 per head - Budget Tours Packages
INR 20000 per head - Standard Tours Packages
INR 24000 per head - Deluxe Tours Packages
INR 30000 per head - Luxury Tours Packages
Cost Include::->Transport Rishikesh to Rishikesh+ All veg meals + Stay on double sharing + Guide for hiking + Skiing
Skiing in Auli: There are large open places above the snowline, chucked out open to the skiing freaks in Uttarakhand. Auli offers perfect skiing conditions. Seasonal skiers have clean stretches of virgin slopes to sport on. These slopes provide excellent opportunities for cross-country, slalom and downhill skiing events. A three-kilometer long slope ranging from a height of 2,519 meters to 3,049 meters is a major attraction. A 500-meter long ski lift carries skiers back to the slope top, thus saving them the trouble and time to bridge up wearing long skis. The ideal time is from January to March
Children below 10 years, heart patients, expecting mothers, people with serious ailments are not permitted for skiing. However Guide can permit skiing for children after personally meeting the child for certain slopes of the mountain only.