Auli, 16 km
from Joshimath is an ideal winter resort run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN).
A 3 km long slope ranging from a height of 2519 to 3049 m is a major attraction.
The Auli resort run by GMVN has snow beaters which beat the snow to keep the slopes
fit for skiing at all times. A 500 m long ski-lift carries skiiers back to the slope
top, thus saving them the trouble and time to bridge up wearing long skis.
End December to March.
GMVN provides modern ski equipments. Participants are
advised to bring heavy woolen clothings like caps, socks, gloves, mufflers, pullovers,
trousers, wind proof jackets, dark glasses, gum / snow boots and a torch for personal
GMVN conducts 7 and 14 days skiing courses at Auli
and special provisions for day tourists are also available. Ski training is given
by qualified ski instructors.