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 use.
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.