skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is also commonly known as downhill skiing, although that also incorporates different styles.

General Information

It wouldn’t be wrong to call Auli the Ski capital of India. Located at 2,500 to 3,050 meters, in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, the Auli Ski Resort is close to the famous religious shrine of Badrinath. The month of December heralds the beginning of the skiing season, which bears witness to the commencement of several ski festivals, along with the National Skiing Championships. The snowy excitement goes on all the way till March. Run and maintained by the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, the resort provides skiers with necessary equipment and all state-of-the-art facilities. Facilities of chair lift and a ski lift are available for skiers with the objective of conserving their time and labour.

The ski lift has been imported from France and is the longest one in the country. The ski slopes descend from 3,049 meters to 2,915 meters. Accommodation at the resort is warm, cozy and decent. With a 110-bed capacity, delicious food, adequate heating arrangements, hot water, medical facilities and congenial hospitality, there is no dearth of facilities at this very budget-friendly resort. If it’s an excursion you’re interested in, a 16-kilometre drive to Joshimath will give you the benefit of exploring ancient temples dating back to 8 B.C.

Auli is quite remote when it comes to accessibility, with the nearest railway station being Haridwar, 299 kilometers away and the closest airport, Jolly Grant at Dehradun, 273 kilometres away.

Snow-covered slopes aren’t just to be admired, but to be enjoyed. Skiing has gained popularity as an alternative sport in the winter months. At an elevation of 2,915 - 3,049 meters with five kilometers expanse of snow, Auli is offers perfect grounds for beginners and seasoned skiers alike. Coniferous and oak forests line the slopes. The peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri can be seen from the location. Its importance as a venue of adventure sports lies in its natural advantages enhanced by state-of-the-art facilities. The adventurous skier can go for cross country runs covering 10 - 20 kilometers. For the less adventurous, ski touring the glaciers is another enjoyable option.

Besides Auli, other ski spots include Dayara Bugyal, Munsiyari and Mundali. Mundali is situated in Dehradun, 129 kilometres from the main Dehradun town. Mundali’s enormous skiing rings offer incredible sights of the Himalayan slopes.

Auli

 
Skiing Programme at Auli
 
(A) 7 Days Non Certificate Course 2018 - 19
Course No Course Period Total Seats Confirmed Seats Vacant Seats
1 08 Jan to 14 Jan 2019 30 - -
2 15 Jan to 21 Jan 2019 30 - -
3 23 Jan to 29 Jan 2019 30 05 25
4 30 Jan to 05 Feb 2019 30 17 13
5 07 Feb to 13 Feb 2019 30 05 25
6 14 Feb to 20 Feb 2019 30 07 23
7 22 Feb to 28 Feb 2019 30 - -
8 01 Mar to 07 Mar 2019 30 - -
9 09 Mar to 15 Mar 2019 30 - -
10 16 Mar to 22 Mar 2019 30 - -
11 24 Mar to 30 Mar 2019 30 - -
(B) 14 Days Certificate Course 2018 - 19
Course No Course Period Total Seats Confirmed Seats Vacant Seats
1 08 Jan to 21 Jan 2019 10 - -
2 23 Jan to 05 Feb 2019 10 - -
3 07 Feb to 20 Feb 2019 28 28 -
4 22 Feb to 07 Mar 2019 10 01 09
5 09 Mar to 22 Mar 2019 10 - -
(C) Course Fees
S.No Course Category Course Fee
7 Days Non Certificate Course
1. Student (upto 18 yrs)
15,000.00
2 Student (upto 18 yrs to 25 yrs)
16,000.00
3. General
17,000.00
4. Foreigner (Irrespective of age)
20,000.00
14 Days Certificate Course
1. Student (upto 18 yrs)
30,000.00
2. Student (upto 18 yrs to 25 yrs)
32,000.00
3. General
34,000.00
4. Foreigner (Irrespective of age)
40,000.00
Charges per day for tourist and casual visitors will be as follows :
Ski Equipment Category Full Day
1- Alpine/Nordic Ski Hiring Charges
Student upto 18 yrs

Student 18 to 25 yrs

Adult
531.00 Per Pair/ Per Student

649.00 Per Pair/ Per Student

767.00 Per Pair/ Per Student
2- Ski Lesson Adult/Child
295.00 per Day/ Per Person
3- Ski Gloves Adult/Child
295.00 per Pair/ Per Day
4- Ski Goggles Adult/Child
177.00 per Pair/ Per Day
5- Snow Board Adult/Child
1180.00 per Board / Per Day
 
Participants are required to bring heavy woollen clothings, cap (balaclave & P-Cap), socks woollen (min four pairs), dark sun glasses, gloves (woollen & leather), mufflers, pullovers, long john, wind proof jacket & trousers, anti sun-burn cream, gum/snow boots, torch with spare batteries, personal medicines & toiletries.
 
Terms & Conditions
 
1. Fee includes boarding, lodging (Sharing accommodation) rafting/ski equipments (Skies, Ski boot & Ski Pole) & training charges for skiing / rafting
2. Student under the age of 18 years are required to submit a certificate of date of birth as well as a bonafide student certificate from school/college along with the application form failing with he/she may be charged full fee.
3. In case of students, no participants will be admitted without producing the above documents and confirmation letter issued by GMVN Ltd.
4. Participants are requested to send the duly filled application form along with 50% of fee (Non refundable). In advanced by bank draft drawn in favor of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited payable at Dehradun or at respective GMVN's PRO offices
5. However, 10% from the advance deposited shall be deducted while making refund if a course is cancelled due to adequate snow availability.
6. The balance 50% of the fees will have to be deposited by cash at the time of joining the course at ASSAN/AULI.
7. Separate sharing accommodation will be provided to female participants.
8. Participants are advised to report at Assan/Auli on the evening one day prior to the commencement of the course. Registration of participants & issuing of equipment shall be completed only on the 1st day of the course.
9. Please bring along one recent passport size photograph for the Ski lift & chair lift.
10. In case of accidental damage or loss of Rafting/Ski equipment the full cost of equipment & an additional penalty shall be charged from the concerned individual on the spot.
11. Participants must be physically fir for River Raftng/ Snow Skiing Course
 
Contact
 
Head Office :
Dehradun (Head Office),
GM (Tourism),
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd., 74/1, Rajpur Rd., Dehradun-248001.
Tel.: 0135-2748479, 2746817, 2749308, 2748478.
Mob: 9568006696, 9568006663 Fax: 0135-2746847.
Email: gmvn@gmvnl.in, gmvn@sancharnet.in .
Yatra Office :
Rishikesh (Yatra Office), DGM (Tourism), Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd., Tourist Information Center, (Advance Reservation Centre), Shail Vihar, Haridwar By Pass Road, Rishikesh - 249201.
Tel.: 0135-2431793, 2431783, 2435174, 2432648, 2430799, 2430357(R).
Fax: 0135-2430372.
Email: yatra@gmvnl.in, yatraoffice@sancharnet.in
 
Note : Training fee, rules and regulations are subject to revision without prior notice