A popular skiing destination of Uttaranchal, Auli is perched at an elevation of 2519- 3050 mts above sea level. Local people call it “bugyal” meaning meadows. Situated in the Chamoli district of Garhwal region, it has gained popularity over recent years. It has hosted the first SAF winter games in 2011. It is blessed with vivacious views of the Himalayas. The beauty and the atmosphere makes it a sought after destination for professional and novice skiers. Not just for sports, Auli is a splendid and picturesque view of nature too. The panoramic spectacle of the mountains, trees and cool breeze is an endearing experience. The popular hotspot has fun to offer with snow all around you.
If you come to Uttaranchal for devotional reasons, you would come across Auli on your way to Badrinath. Encircled by coniferous oak forests, this place gives an exquisite view of the loft Himalayas. It also enjoys Asia’s longest cable car “Gandola” which is 4 km in length. It connects Auli to Joshimath with a journey of 15-20 minutes. Traversing in Gandola gives a captivating view of the valley and is a memorable experience.
This thrilling spot is managed by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL). They conduct skiing courses of 1-2 weeks. The Uttaranchal Tourism Department organizes winter sports and encourages tourism. It is ideal locale for skiing. It boasts a 500m long ski lift and an 800m chair lift for linking the upper and lower slopes. The GMVNL as also imported snow beaters for maintaining slopes. Going along the murky slopes give a spectacular vista of ranges like Nanda Devi, Kamat and Mana Parvat. The blissful snow can be best enjoyed here in the months of December and January.
Apart from skiing, one can also relish a fascinating trek route as well. You may also visit a small temple nearby which has some legendary association with the epic of Ramayana. It is a must visit for nature lovers and those zealous about skiing. It is a delightful scene of beautiful dawn and star studded nights. We offer attractive deals and packages for Auli trips. You can book with us online and visit this captivating destination.