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Skiing at Auli

Skiing at Auli:

Auli, 16 kms from Joshimath, is an ideal winter resort. The divine slopes of Auli, coupled with state-of-the-art facilities have made it comparable with the best in the world.

The snowy slopes of Auli, are girdled by stately coniferous and oak forests, which cut the velocity of wind to the minimum. Auli offers a panoramic view of many Himalayan peaks.

Auli offers perfect skiing conditions. Seasonal skiers, have a clean stretch of 10-20 kms of absolute virgin slopes, to ski on. These slopes provide excellent opportunities for cross - country, slalom and downhill skiing events. GMVN has snow beaters, which keep the slopes, ideal for skiing at all times.

{short description of image} Simple hotel accomodation and tourist bungalows with hot and cold running water, cable TV, intercom, and attached toilet facilities at Joshimath and Auli.
{short description of image} A four kms long cable car linking Joshimath (1906 mts) with the upper slopes of Auli and ending at Gorson (3016 mts).
{short description of image} 16 kms motorable road from Joshimath to Auli.
{short description of image} A 500 mts long ski-lift, and an 800 mts long chair-lift, linking the lower slopes with the upper slopes.
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{short description of image} Two snow packing machines for maintenance of ski slopes.
{short description of image} Dressed and improved ski slopes.Ski equipment available on hire.
{short description of image} Assistance of ski instructors, and skiers from GMVN and Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
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{short description of image} Easy accessibility of medical supplies from Army and civil hospitals, and emergency rescue by helicopter.

Travel Information
Auli is easily accessible from Rishikesh (253 kms), Haridwar (277 kms), Dehradun (298 kms), and Delhi (500 kms). Auli is a further 16 kms from Joshimath, and can be reached by road.

The nearest railhead is Haridwar.
Connecting trains - (a) Howrah - Dehradun (9 UP),
(b) Delhi - Dehradun (41 UP), and
(c) Mumbai - Dehradun (19 UP).

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 273 kms from Joshimath and 17 kms from Rishikesh

Altitude: 2915 mts to 3049 mts
Area: 5 sq. kms
Temperature: Summer - 13 deg C to 29 deg C
Winter - 2 deg C to 9 deg C
Rainfall: 180 cms average (yearly)
Clothing: Summer - Light woollen
Winter - Heavy woollens
Season: Late December to early March
Equipment: All modern ski equipment are available at Auli.
Participants are advised to bring heavy woollen
clothing like gloves, mufflers, pullovers, snow boots
wind proof jackets.

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