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Basic Skiing Course Auli -5 to 7days
Intermediate Ski Course 10 to 14 days
Instructor Skiing Course 15days
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Auli Also known as a skier's paradise, Auli has one of the best slopes in the world. The 3km long slope ranges from 2519m to 3049m offers a magnificent panoramic view of great Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi (7817m), Kamet (7756m), Mana Parvat (7273m) and Dunagiri (7066m). You could reach Auli from Joshimath (1890m) by taking an enchanting 3 km ride on the world's most highly situated and longest ropeway (cable car).

We conducts a skiing course from January to March under the supervision of skilled instructors from the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir).

Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli is also known as a 'bugyal' in the regional language which means meadow. Some experts consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the world. Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali. It was only in the recent time, after the creation of new state Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal) carved out from Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as a

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tourist destination. The state is called "Dev Bhoomi" which means "Land of Gods" as there are important pilgrimage destination in this state mainly the 'Char Dham' (Gangotri-Yamunotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath). Auli lies on the way to Badrinath. Auli is blessed with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lofty peaks of the greatest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and novice as well. There is snow beater to maintain slopes.

We include almost everything in the cost of our courses including high quality boarding & lodging, ski & chairlift passes, expert tuition and skiing equipment. We have provided you with various options for reaching the lodge from haridwar. On the way back from Auli, you have the option of staying in our luxury camp at Shivpuri & rafting on the Alaknanda river. The idea is to give you a memorable experience which goes beyond just skiing. We request you to go through the inclusions carefully and get back to us in case of any clarifications.

We also try to give a lot of choices in terms of schedule of our courses to accommodate you on dates feasible for you.

From an altitude of nearly 3000 meter from the sea level, with a vertical drop of 529 meter, the snowy slopes of Auli can bring the best - or alternately, the worst - in you. For, sliding down the beaten snow on skis at a speed of 20-40 km per hour can be a thrilling or harrowing experience, as the case may be. While coming down, perched on two precarious all your attention is nailed on the view in front of you, the way it is during a video game.

Only, the thrill this time is not vicarious; a single error of judgment can cost you a precious limb. This may be hard to digest for the buffs of Hindi movies, where seemingly all one needs to do for skiing is to slip into the ski boots, tilt one's body a little forward, and keep pushing yourself with a pair of clubs.

But reality can bite worse than frost! It requires hours of disciplined training, months of practice, and years of experience before one can actually enact the valiant hero on a ski, chasing the light-of-his-life on thin ice, with a song on his lips. For the ski enthusiasts, Auli is an active destination. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) offers a fortnight-long skiing course for the amateurs. There is also a weeklong course for the tourists. The charges are Rs 3,500 per head; students may avail of a discount. The skiing equipment is also available at an affordable dent on your purse. But all the time and money is worth spending for one single downhill journey that is made on the skis.

But ski slopes are not all. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, Auli has many more highs. Look around, and there is a 180-degree view of snow-clad peaks - prominent being Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Panch Chuli. The splurge of white is half-surrounded on one side by oak forests. Besides, the frequent thrashing that the slopes receive from imported snow beaters, make them a sight for sore eyes. The visitors can sit for hours on end, relaxing in God's own resort.

All the basic necessities are at hand, sans the phone beeps. But most visitors find the absence of phone connections here a welcome change from other destinations. There is nothing in their world that cannot wait for 24 hours. But this is not to undermine the utility of scientific devices at Auli. The upper slopes of Auli host the longest ropeway in Asia. This ropeway has ten towers of self-supporting steel structures, complete with saddles and shoes. Besides, Auli also offers the luxury of an 800-meter chair lift linking the lower slopes with the upper region. Remote-controlled hydraulic and pneumatic braking system makes it safe to travel in this chair, which also has a storm-warning device attached to it. Another comfortable scientific contribution to this highland is a state-of-the-art ski lift.

For those heading for Auli, the best possible way is to catch the Dehradun Shatabdi Express to reach Rishikesh early in the morning. One must reach Joshimath, some 250 km from Rishikesh on the Badrinath route, before the sunset. Things start taking shape for the Auli visitors in Kaudiyala, some 200 km before the destination, on the Badrinath route. If you happen to stop at one of the many GMVN rest houses for a quick bite, the rear window of your vehicle may earn an "Auli" sticker as a souvenir.

En route, one comes across confluences (called prayags) of various tributaries into the river Ganga. Infact, it is at Deoprayag where Bhagirathi and Alaknanda merge to be named the Ganga. Brief stopovers to these prayags - Deoprayaga, Rudraprayaga, Karnapryaga, and Nandprayaga - are an absolute must. The scenic views of the Alaknanda valley, through out the uphill road are only aperitifs. The culmination point waits you at Auli.

Auli is 16 kilometer from Joshimath. The chair-lift is the best way to move up the slopes, though you can spot the brave taking to trekking, often going knee deep on the virgin snow. As you may realize, the journey upward was merely a building up of the final thrill. And the coming down to find your feet, is a tribute to the heavenly forces that carve such spots on earth.

How to reach
Nearest railhead is Raiwala near Rishikesh (250 km approx); from here one can take a bus/tourist cars early morning to reach Joshimath/Auli by evening.
Nearest airport is Dehradun (300 km approx). It is advisable to reach Joshimath by 4 pm, from where the ropeway chair can take you to Auli. Road to Auli is closed after dark.

Auli Tour and Skiing Packages

Auli Tour 05n/6d Delhi - Auli - Delhi

Auli Tour 07n/8d Delhi - Auli - Rishikesh - Delhi

Auli Skiing Tour I Delhi - Auli - Rishikesh - Delhi :: 10nights / 11days

Auli Skiing Tour II Delhi - Auli - Rishikesh - Delhi :: Fun Ski Trips 3nights 4days.


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BASIC SKI (5 to 7 nights)
Jan 10,22, Feb 11, 23, Mar 5
15000 to 18000
INTERMEDIATE (10 to 14 days)
Jan 24, Feb 18, Mar 10
22000 to 26000
OPEN 2n / 3d :: 5n /6days
6000 to 25000

INCLUDES:- Accommodation in deluxe rooms on twin-sharing basis :: Meals (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch Packed, Evening Tea & Dinner)


VIVEK :: HEAD of SKIING IN CHARGE AND MANAGEMENT Our skiing team is led by Vivek Panwar. He is an accomplished skier and snowboarder with years of experience behind him. Most recently, he was a member of the Indian contingent to the International Skiing Federation Meet in Bulgaria in 2012 and is also the present Coach of the Indian Snowboarding team. His various accomplishments have seen him hold important post which included being on the Technical Committee of the 2011 South Asian Winter Games. Other that being an expert skier and snowboarder, Vivek is also a paragliding enthusiast. He leads a team of expert skiers who together conduct our skiing courses for the beginner and professional alike.

SHAILESH PANWAR :: THE SKI ALPINE n NODIC Instructor :: Experience of 10years in NODIC and Alpine Skiing and well trained mountain Guide. He will take care of Skiing lesson for all group ages.

Bhupander & Pawan Kawan :: India Best Alpine Skier and Worn 2 times National Open Ski Championship :: He is the born of Ski and Snowboard since 1989 :: He is the head member of Ski Instructor.

Ashish Panwar :: The new Sking and Snowboarding Instructor at Auli who is a Fire person whose skills are technical which help trainer to get the tachnic in few minutes :: He is a Team member of Adventure Trekking as a Snowboarder.

Santosh Kunwar :: Skiing and Snowboarding instrcutor for schools groups and working as a Team Management Operation as well take care of all logic and Transport as well Sking equipments.

Bhoom & Shiv Singh :: The Best Trekking Guide in Joshimath area have become now a professional Skier who can trained you without any hestation and his skills and lesson will make you perfect to run ski in slopes.

Auli in the heart of the Himalayas offers great quality skiing in one of the finest natural environments. The slopes of Auli are perched high at an average altitude of 3000 mts (10000 ft) and face the high & majestic mountain giants like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, Trishul & Hathigodi peaks giving it a spectacular feel. The backdrop of a dense mixed forest is equally inviting.

Auli is located in the state of Uttarakhand also known as 'Devbhoomi' or Land of the Gods and is very close to the holy shrine of Badrinath. It can be approached through Haridwar, Rishikesh & Dehradun.

Auli boasts of international quality skiing infrastructure. It has a 4 kms long cable car (Asia's longest) and along with it has chair lifts and ski lifts for skiers.

Skiing season in Auli is between Jan & March.

Why us ?
We start with great coaches. Our team of guides is led by Vivek & Shailesh as well Bhupander winter sports club members an expert skier and the current coach of the Indian Skiing Snowboarding team. He is ably supported by a team of well experienced guides who are experts and are inspiring.

Base for the program is our Nanda in wild eco lodge between joshimath and auli road at Auli which has a beautiful setting and gives one all creature comforts while caring for the environment too. Food here is fresh, delicious and nutritious.

We have a ratio of 1 guide to a group of 4 people ensuring undivided attention which helps in developing the right technique.

Well structured program enabling fast learning.

We provide all equipment so other than personal clothing you are taken care of

Great environment during the program with the background theme being FUN!!

Ski Slopes: Four World Class Ski Slopes.
Details Of Slopes 1. 10 No. Slope (White):
2. 8 No. Track (Blue ) :
3. Temple Track (Red ) :
4. Composite Slope (Blue):
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Length of Ski Slopes: 1. 10 No. of Slope - 900 Meters.
2.8 No Slope - 800 Meters.
3.Temple Slope - 400 Meters.
4.Composite Slope - 3.1 KM.
Ski Lifts:  
Nos. of Ski Lift: 2 (Two) - International Standard.
1. Standing Lift
2. Sitting Lift
Fare of Ski Lift Rs. 100/- Per Trip For pole Lift (Standing )
Rs 200/- Per Trip for Chair Lift (Sitting )
Note: POLE Lift ( Standing ) from Temple Track to Tower No. 10.
Chair Lift (Sitting) from Auli to CLIFFTOP CLUB.
Cable Car : @Rs. 500/- Per Pax for To & Fro.
At a time 25 Pax can be accommodated.
It starts from Joshimath to Tower No.10 (Entrance to Gorson Reserve ).
It takes 22 Minutes to Gorson and 15 mins to Clifftop Club.
Special Attraction: 10 Km Long Cross Country Alpine Skiing by Indian Army.
Note : Auli is being promoted as an International Destination for SKIING. It has an International standard of GOOD SKI TRACKS & SKI Lifts. Depth of snow - 8 ft to 12 ft (Subject to weather conditions).