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Annapurna Bhattathiri

4.0

Auli Snow Skiing is an awesome vacation to take. The several pros are: the skiing experience is great; even if you are new to skiing, they have personal one-on-one tutoring sessions; the skiing experience lasts for a week; the stay is cozy and good; there is a certificate of appreciation at the end of the session. Together, this is the best and a fruitful vacation one can take. I personally loved this skiing trip in Auli and I definitely recommend this to you all. Have fun skiing.

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Gotum Chattopadhyay

4.0

Skiing is my favourite sport, and I really like doing it back in Russia. Now that I moved back to India, I was looking for spots to try it. While we were on a trip to Rishikesh, we found this place, and we tried it. It was good though not the best.

Overview

Group Departures on: [January: 21, 22, 28 & 29]

About the Activity:

A paradise for the avid skier, Auli is located in Garhwal Himalays, about 250km away from Rishikesh and can be easily accessed by a 3.5km long cable car to Joshimath that offers panoramic views of peaks Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri. Auli offers immense opportunities to indulge in adventure activities like such as skiing, trekking, sightseeing; Auli skiing being the most desired one!

When in Auli, exhilarate your senses by skiing from 3km high-rise slopes with a drop in elevation of 500m from peak-high altitudes during the period between January and April. At this height, the winds accelerate a skier’s movements while the woody slopes of Auli balances their velocity which is why it makes for one of the best skiing grounds in the world and an ideal snow skiing tourism destination in India, the best time to visit Auli is in January.

Temperature Range: During day time temperature will be 4C to -2C and night -4C to -8C.

Wind Velocity: 4km/hr to 21km/hr.

Maximum Altitude: 11,000ft

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Auli

    After a pick-up from Haridwar, a 280km drive to the beautiful environs of Auli in Garhwal lasts 7-8 hours after which you reach your destination. Unwind in the comfort of one of the cosy resort/guesthouse of Auli and retire for the night as you begin your Auli skiing tour tomorrow.

  • Day 2 - Snow-Skiing training

    Learn the basics of Skiing

    Relish a hearty breakfast after which you will undergo a basic training session of your Auli skiing course under the supervision of experienced skiing instructors at Auli skiing tour. The entire day will comprise of learning basics such as slip, slide and also fall on the thick carpets of the snowy slopes of Auli post which the day’s activities come to an end.

  • Day 3 - Learning how to stand on skis

    Balance on skis, Learn to Apply breaks

    Give a kick-start to your second day at Auli with a delicious breakfast. This day will include sessions on learning how to stand still and balance on the skis. Be prepared for a bit of crash landing while applying breaks on snow during the day. The entire day will be a mixed bag of fun run of fall and recovery incidents. Upon completion of this strenuous day, one can tuck in for a good night’s sleep.

  • Day 4 - Skiing- Runs and turns

    Learn Snow Plough Turn & Parallel Turn

    This day starts off with a heavy breakfast and will entail learning how to move forward on a gentle slope and perfecting your beginner turns, primarily the Snow Plough as well as Parallel turns. The Snow Plough turn requires one to bring their knees inward with the front tips of the skis pointed together and the tails pushed wide apart. The Parallel turn involves the skier bending in a manner by which one’s weight is shifted with the skis remaining parallel to each other as they rotate. After the exciting day, one can return back to their resort or guesthouse and call it a night.

  • Day 5 - Skiing- Lessons on an advance level

    Ski on higher advanced slopes, Certificate of appreciation

    Begin your day with an appetizing breakfast at the resort/guesthouse. This is the final day of your Auli skiing tour which will require you to proudly showcase your skiing skills. The supervisor takes the trainee to a higher advanced slope to teach one to slide and ski in high speed. Upon completion of the day’s advanced skiing lessons, one is honoured with a certificate of appreciation after which the evening is celebrated with a scrumptious dinner.

  • Day 6 - Return to Haridwar

    Tour Ends Here

Stay

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  • Guest house / Home stay on sharing basis

Meal

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  • Vegetarian and Egg dishes
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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, morning tea, evening soup and snacks (From Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 06)

Activity

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  • Skiing
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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Transportation services from Haridwar to Joshimath and vice-versa
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  • Equipment for skiing (Skiis, Boots, Sticks)
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  • One round-ticket of chair-car per person (On day 3 to day 4 as per itinerary)
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  • Fees for the skiing instructor at Auli skiing tour

Transport

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  • Transportation from Haridwar to Auli base camp and return by Tata Sumo, Max or other equivalent vehicles.

Things To Carry

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  • Wardrobe essentials like ski trousers/pants, heavy woolen and fleece clothes, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, socks, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner wear
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  • Sleeping bags, a sturdy backpack with a plastic or water-proof lining
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  • Trekking shoes, snow boots, trekking pole
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  • Moisturisers, chapsticks
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  • Torch, water bottle, extra polythene bags for wet clothes and a whistle

Advisory

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  • Under the supervision of the trek instructors, participants must try following this schedule during the course of the Auli skiing tour
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  • 08.00 am: Breakfast
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  • 09.00 am: Briefing by the instructor
  • 7
  • 09.45: Equipment fitting and check
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  • 10.00am to 01.00pm: Skiing Lessons start
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  • 1.00pm to 02.30: Lunch break and relaxation
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  • 2:30pm to 3.30 pm: Skiing/Sightseeing
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  • Minimum age of the participant is 13 year old
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  • Student under the age of 18 years are required to submit a birth certificate and a bonafide student certificate from school/college along with the application form failing with he/she may be charged full fee.
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  • Participants must be physically fit for the Snow Skiing Course.
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  • For proper blood circulation, avoid wearing thick socks or cotton socks.
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  • Make sure to pack proper skiing pants instead of denim jeans or track/sweat pants.
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  • Wear waterproof jackets and gloves.
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  • Do not use disposable plastic water bottles, plastic-wrapped items.
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  • It is mandatory to carry your identification proof for the ski lift and car chair rides.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Annapurna Bhattathiri

     Rated : 4.0

    Auli Snow Skiing is an awesome vacation to take. The several pros are: the skiing experience is great; even if you are new to skiing, they have personal one-on-one tutoring sessions; the skiing experience lasts for a week; the stay is cozy and good; there is a certificate of appreciation at the end of the session. Together, this is the best and a fruitful vacation one can take. I personally loved this skiing trip in Auli and I definitely recommend this to you all. Have fun skiing.

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    Story by Gotum Chattopadhyay

     Rated : 4.0

    Skiing is my favourite sport, and I really like doing it back in Russia. Now that I moved back to India, I was looking for spots to try it. While we were on a trip to Rishikesh, we found this place, and we tried it. It was good though not the best.

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    Story by Anshula Bharadwaj

     Rated : 5.0

    Auli Skiing Tour, Uttarakhand was an excellent tour. It was interesting and exciting. I thought India didn’t have a lot of adventurous sports, but I was clearly wrong. The Auli Skiing was just about perfect and I would really want to try other adventurous sports here.

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    Story by Anasuya Patil

     Rated : 4.0

    The skiing was fine. I have no skiing experience, and it was not really easy to do that. Especially with such crowd and being a first timer I felt like I was being pushed into the skiing thing without a moment to even rejoice or think if I am ready to do it at all.

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    Story by Vishwamitra Khatri

     Rated : 4.0

    Auli skiing is a great thing to do when you are visiting anywhere near Leh, Ladakh, or Rishikesh. You can extend the stay and do it. It is kind of good. I am not sure if the rate is budget friendly for everyone, but it is worth trying totally.

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    Story by Diksha Dubashi

     Rated : 4.0

    Snow and Skiing – Wow! I totally enjoyed the experience. You must definitely try this to know how awesome it is to experience the pleasure.

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    Story by Charvi Chattopadhyay

     Rated : 4.0

    The Auli skiing is one of the fine experiences that I have had so far.

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    Story by Meenakshi Varma

     Rated : 4.0

    The Indian Himalayas provide an excellent skiing experience owing to their great height which makes for long descents. Lot of people do not know about this and they end up thinking there are no great spots for skiing in India. It is better if you go skiing doing peak winter times. Also, it tends to get really crowded and costly, so it is advisable to book tickets in prior. I had a really great time skiing in The Indian Himalayas and definitely it was a great experience. Although, we can’t compare it with western skiing, this can be the best with better organization.

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    Story by Kashyapi Iyer

     Rated : 4.0

    I had the best ever vacation in my life. To be honest, it was quite costly, but I feel it was worth the experience. Skiing in the snow was sometime in my wishlist of things to do with travel, and it was awesome to try it. It was the best thing that happened in my travel life. I am on a travel spree this year, after Rishikesh rafting, we rented a car and drove here just for the skiing experience and it was amazing.

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    Story by Aanand Shah

     Rated : 4.0

    The skiing was a refreshing thing to do after a rejuvenating and adventurous rafting we had. This place is not that great to try if you are planning to go just for this then it is not worthy. Otherwise, it is perfectly worth it. Also, the skiing is highly professional and very safe. I am pretty sure any adventurous person would enjoy this. This can be a best surprise to you loves ones too.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Is skiing safe?

      Yes, skiing is a very safe sport as the soft snow prevents any injury. One has to learn the basics right and increase speed as one hones in the skills. Basic slopes are best suited for beginners.

    2. How many people go in each group?

      Normally we take 18-22 people in one batch including male and female. We need minimum 12 people to run a programme departure but for the customized trip group size doesn’t matter.

    3. Do you rent skis?

      Yes, complete sets of ski gear: skis, boots, and poles will be rented to you and the cost is included in the fee. However all personal items / clothing must be brought by you.

    4. What will happen if I am injured?

      After you are rescued, you will be taken to the Joshimath hospital first. Depending on the severity of your injuries, we may determine that you must travel down to the Deharadun hospital immediately via ambulance for further assessment and treatment. If you require one of our team members to accompany you to the Deharadun hospital, you will be charged an additional fee.

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