Auli Snow Skiing | Skiing in Uttarakhand | TrekTheHimalayas

The Indian Himalayas provide an excellent skiing experience owing to their great height which makes for long descents. The vast open spaces, snow clad mountains and the height of skiing slopes in India are enough to pump up the adrenaline in any ski enthusiast. India’s ski resorts are largely confined to the western half of the Himalayas- in Uttarakhand – high enough to get a good cover of snow during the winter months, yet low enough to be easily accessible.

For the avid skier, cross-country runs of 10-20 km are now available, with the added advantage of fresh powder snow, away from criss-crossing streams of skiers that overtake the slopes of the European Alps. Because of their height and spread, Garhwal, like other sectors of the Himalayas, offers the thrills of exploratory long distance skiing.

 

The skiing destination: Auli

Auli, in the Garhwal Himalayas, is a favourite skiing destination for many not just because of its beautiful glittering slopes but for the nice, clean environment as well. Located around 250 kms away from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Auli is a must visit destination if skiing is your passion. The slopes are located at an altitude of almost 2500 to 3000 metres, offering exciting skiing opportunities to both beginners as well as professional skiers

The potential of snow dressed slopes of Auli, once the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. The sheer height and spread of the snow clad mountains, with the added advantage of powdered snow are tempting enough to magnetize the adventurous spirits of the avid skier, providing all the thrill and excitement attached to the game. From January to April, the Auli slopes are usually covered with a thick carpet of snow, about 3 metres deep. The stretch of 3-kms with a drop in elevation of 500m is considered to be a very good skiing ground by international standard.

The region provides immense opportunities for adventure sports like skiing and thrilling water sports which make Auli an ideal venue for adventure seekers. It is a ski touring and cultural paradise, and whatever the weather, you can always get out skiing and riding. Being on this tour lets you enjoy skiing on the slopes of Auli which provide enough thrills to professional skier and novice as well.

The region provides immense opportunities for adventure sports like skiing and thrilling water sports which make Auli an ideal venue for adventure seekers. It is a ski touring and cultural paradise, and whatever the weather, you can always get out skiing and riding. Being on this tour lets you enjoy skiing on the slopes of Auli which provide enough thrills to professional skier and novice as well.

It is connected to Joshimath by a 3.5 km long cable car provides an excellent panoramic view of the mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri.

 

The 6-day Skiing Programme

Slip your feet into heavy skiing boots, clamp them on to the skis and let gravity do the rest. Travel in cruise control down the meandering snow slopes leaving behind you a blazing trail white powder. How does it feel?

The 6-day Skiing course is designed to let you experience the thrills of this sport in a safe environment. We have experienced instructors on board and world class skiing equipment to ensure that you have an amazing learning experience.

During the program you will learn the basics of skiing and get to practise the skills you pick up on slopes of varying gradients. Keep in mind that as a beginner you will fall down a lot while practicing, but don’t lose hope. Given proper training and instruction on this sport it is not that difficult to learn.

Our skiing team would ensure that each time you come down, both your confidence and experience increases exponentially. Our team of qualified skiing instructors will ensure that you learn skiing and get hooked on to this marvellous sport.

 

Indicative timings

08.00 am: Breakfast 09.00 am: Briefing by the instructor 09.45: Equipment fitting and check 10.00am to 01.00pm: Skiing Lessons start 1.00pm to 02.30: Lunch break and relaxation 2:30pm to 3.30 pm: Skiing/Sightseeing

Note: You can opt for snow-boarding instead of skiing on a particular day at an additional cost of Rs. 1500/- per person. Kindly make and confirm such requests in advance.

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