Auli, 16km from Joshimath nestles in the lap of the
snow-capped peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas and is an ideal ski resort with its
slopes comparable to the best in the world. At an altitude of 2500 to 3050
meters above the sea-level, Auli's well dressed slopes are flanked by coniferuos
and oak forests and offer panoramic view of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat, Dungagri, Beethartoli, Nikanth Hathi Parbat and Ghori Parbat.
GMVN provides following facilities at Auli's for tourist -
A state-of-the art Ski lift which has been imported from
France. The Ski lift is 500 meters long which is longest in the country. The
slopes of Auli also have the luxury of an 800 meters long chair lift
linking lower with upper slopes. There are two snow-beaters imported from
Germany. Dressed and improve ski slopes
which make Auli ideal for hosting skiing festivals and competition. A 3.9km lone
ropeway links Joshimath with upper slopes of Auli. It covers a track distance of
4.5km and is the longest ropeway in the Asia in zig back system. It has ten
towers of self supporting steel structures with saddles and shoes. Remote
controlled Hydraulic and pneumatic braking system make it in safest
ropeway. Besides, most sophisticated electronic circuit with telemetry and
storm warning devices are used to minimise human error.
Auli has now become a leading tourist spot. While its slopes beckon daring and gallant skiing enthusiasts, its pristine natural beauty and its alpine atmosphere lure many tourists. A haven for those who want to escape the humdrum of everyday life, conquer their fear of heights, savor nature in its purest form or just throw snowballs at each other.
Facts and Figures
||5 sq. km
||2915 meters to 3049 meters above sea
||December end – early
|| Summer : Light Woolens.
Winter : Heavy Woolens.
||Hindi, English, Garhwali.
||Winter Festival, Auli.
For those traveling by air, the nearest airport is at Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) 273 km from Joshimath, 17 km from Rishikesh.
Rail : Coming from any part of India, the nearest rail head is Haridwar 299 km from Auli.
Road : Auli is only a 13 km drive from Joshimath. Distance between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 kms), Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km).
By Cable Car :
The most popular way to drop in at Auli is by the famed cable car service which runs for 3 kms. Traveling by the rope-way, it is impossible to resist the captive beauty of the snow covered peaks, the alpine forest and the bracing climate.