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Chaten Kaur

5.0

Skiing Basic Course, Auli: This is a paradise for the avid skiers. While you are an avid skier like me, go ahead and take it, you will not regret it. However, if you are new to skiing the if might be a little tough although this is a basic course. The Auli skiing course centre is located in Garhwal range of Himalays. This is almost about a 250km drive away from Haridwar. We reached here from Rishikesh which was 320km from here. The best part about Auli is that it offered us with immense opportunities to indulge in skiing. Thanks to its high altitude ranging between 2500m to around 3000m! The Skii trip overlooks the majestic peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri.

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Yoginder Bhattathiri

4.0

The skiing session is pretty much the same for like around 5 days. It starts with a mild briefing and the instructions were given at the starting of the day. After this, we started skiing. At around 1.30 or 2 pm, we had lunch and got to spend the rest of the day in leisure. The instructors are available at this time to help us either discuss or practice techniques. At the evenings, there was a video session on skiing techniques. After that, we had campfire where we had a lot of indoor and outdoor activites to get indulged in. We also took long walks around the lodge as it is a big private property.

Overview

About the Destination:

A paradise for the avid skier, Auli skiing course is located in Garhwal Himalays, about 250km away from Haridwar and about 320km from Rishikesh. Auli offers one with immense opportunities to indulge in skiing due to its high altitude ranging between 2500m to around 3000m that overlooks the majestic peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri. 

Skiing in Auli course is designed for people who want to learn the basics of skiing under expert instructors in a small group. Due to the excellent 1:6 instructor-student ratio, a lot of personal attention to training is given which is the most important aspect when it comes to learning the basics of any sport. This skiing basic course training coupled with a comfortable stay in a mountain lodge in Auli makes this an best snow skiing tourism destination and opportunity worth experiencing, Skiing in Auli best time is January.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Start early from either Haridwar or Rishikesh * in the morning and arrive at the lodge in Auli by evening. This drive will take 8-9 hours. In the evening, there will be a program orientation and introduction with the team and the equipment, followed by dinner. Retire at the lodge for the night for tomorrow your Auli skiing course commences.

  • Day 2 -

    Begin the day with an appetizing breakfast at 8 am after which a short drive of around 6 km will take you to the ski chairlifts that take you to the main slope for skiing. Briefing and instructions are given by 9.30 am after which participants can begin skiing till around 1.30 to 2 pm. Post an exciting session of skiing turns and maneuvers, return back to the lodge and spend the rest of the day in leisure. You can spend time with the instructors and discuss or practice techniques. In the evenings there will also be video sessions on skiing techniques. Post this, unwind around the bonfire in the evening or indulge in the various indoor games offered at the lodge. You can also take nice long walks around the lodge and enjoy a good round of bird watching too. Apart from this, you can even o down to the Joshimath town and roam around the local markets as well as visit some ancient temples. The provision for hot tea or coffee and soups along with variety of eating options keep your taste buds satiated. End the day’s activities with a pleasant dinner and take a good night’s rest to prepare yourself for the activities following the next day.

  • Day 3 -

    Follow the same schedule as that of Day 2. Since this will be your second day of skiing, you are bound to come closer to perfecting your skiing turns and maneuvers and hence enjoy it more.

  • Day 4 -

    Same as Day 2

  • Day 5 -

    Follow the same schedule as that of Day 4.

  • Day 6 -

    Follow the same schedule as that of Day 4.

  • Day 7 -

    With the completion of the day's breakfast, you will have your last Auli skiing course session. After lunch, drive down to the riverside camp at Jayalgarh. Enjoy staying next to the river and your drive back from Auli is broken into 2 easy installments with a night in Jayalgarh.

  • Day 8 -

    After breakfast, pack your bags and depart the enchanting snow-valleys of Auli with a 3-4 hr drive down to Haridwar. If the group wants they can opt to indulge in some river rafting before leaving for Haridwar. Post this, you can continue onwards with your journey back home your Auli skiing course comes to an end.

Stay

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  • Accommodation for 6 nights in the Himalayan Eco Lodges in Auli
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  • Accommodation for 1 night in the Himalayan Eco Lodges riverside deluxe camp at Jayalgarh on twin-sharing/single basis

Meal

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  • All meals from evening tea and snacks on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
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  • Morning and Evening tea with snacks
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  • Fruit juice, chocolates and bananas are offered during the course on all days

Activity

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  • Skiing
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  • Trekking
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  • Indoor games
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  • Local market and temple visit
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  • Bird watching
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  • Ski chairlift rides
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  • Bonfires

Other Inclusions

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  • Celebratory Dinner on the last night
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  • Services of an expert trainer
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  • Ski equipments (Ski poles, skis, Ski boots)
  • 7
  • 1 time use of chair lift(round trip) on all 6 days of skiing and 2 times for ski lift as per design of the program
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  • Rafting Charges
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  • All applicable taxes

Transport

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  • Pickup and drop to and from Haridwar as per the itinerary through a 12 to 14 seater comfortable tempo traveler or a good quality SUV to transport groups
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  • Daily transfers from the lodge to ski slopes

Things To Carry

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  • Day pack (small bag to carry basic stuff to the slopes each day)
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  • Wardrobe essentials: Water and Wind proof jacket, Water and Wind proof trousers, Warm jacket, Balaclava or ski mask or ski helmet, Warm thermals, Warm Gloves or Mittens and Woollen socks
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  • Sunglasses, Cap
  • 7
  • Sunscreen cream, Lip-balms or chapsticks
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  • Water bottle
  • 7
  • Any specific medication

Advisory

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  • Any damage caused to equipment through misuse or loss of the same. In case of any of the above, the participant would have to bear the cost of replacing the same
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  • This course is run by expert instructors with a 1:6 instructor-student ratio that ensures a lot of personal attention is given to training
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  • To take part in the course participants are expected to be in good physical condition
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  • Good quality warm apparels are a must while visiting Auli during winters.
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    Story by Chaten Kaur

     Rated : 5.0

    Skiing Basic Course, Auli: This is a paradise for the avid skiers. While you are an avid skier like me, go ahead and take it, you will not regret it. However, if you are new to skiing the if might be a little tough although this is a basic course. The Auli skiing course centre is located in Garhwal range of Himalays. This is almost about a 250km drive away from Haridwar. We reached here from Rishikesh which was 320km from here. The best part about Auli is that it offered us with immense opportunities to indulge in skiing. Thanks to its high altitude ranging between 2500m to around 3000m! The Skii trip overlooks the majestic peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri.

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    Story by Yoginder Bhattathiri

     Rated : 4.0

    The skiing session is pretty much the same for like around 5 days. It starts with a mild briefing and the instructions were given at the starting of the day. After this, we started skiing. At around 1.30 or 2 pm, we had lunch and got to spend the rest of the day in leisure. The instructors are available at this time to help us either discuss or practice techniques. At the evenings, there was a video session on skiing techniques. After that, we had campfire where we had a lot of indoor and outdoor activites to get indulged in. We also took long walks around the lodge as it is a big private property.

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    Story by Akula Guha

     Rated : 4.0

    Skiing in Auli course is the best course to take for beginners. It is designed for people who want to learn the basics of skiing. This is done under set of expert instructors in a very small group. This way one can learn very easily. Due to the 1:6 instructor-student ratio, the learning is quick and there is a lot of personal attention to each of us. Hands on training is also given, which is very important when it comes to learning the basics of this sport.

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    Story by Anjushree Kakkar

     Rated : 4.0

    The trip is totally worthy to be taken. I had a really great time. I would love to take this again. Although I did learn the basics of skiing, practice is needed to excel this sports. The only thing that bothers me is the rate. This is pretty costly and there are no actual discounts too. If discounts were given, it would have been lot better.

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    Story by Amrit Mehra

     Rated : 4.0

    The trip was awesome. I had a really great time. The session stretched for almost 6-7 days and we learnt a lot. I am planning to take the advanced course soon. The best time to visit here is in January. You will enjoy this without any inhibitions as it is planned in such a way. This does not require any special skills. This ski trip was indeed one of the best vacations that I ever took.

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    Story by Shubha Kocchar

     Rated : 4.0

    This skiing session was awesome. It was well-planned with ample time for skiing as well as time allotted for other activities. Also, the skiing session had great set of instructors. It was a great week long vacation. The stay at the hotel was amazing too. It was a fun trip.

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    Story by Abhishek Tripathi

     Rated : 4.0

    Me and my cousin did this tour in Jan-end last year. The instructors were so skilled and took all the pains to teach us the required lessons of skiing. Really, Auli is just a heaven for skiers.

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    Story by Udit Shah

     Rated : 4.0

    It is a great session. I felt this was worth the price and I truly learned basic sking skills.

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    Story by Bilva Joshi

     Rated : 3.0

    Not for everyone! This skiing course is fun, but it is quite risky and challenging. That said, this trip is not for everyone. No matter you are experienced or a beginner, take this only if you are passionate on skiing.

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    Story by Shubha Guha

     Rated : 3.0

    The skiing session was great. It was in fact brilliant. However, what bothered me extremely was that the ratio of student to teacher was 6:1. How can one efficiently learn if personal attention is not given? We had to wait for so long to get a query cleared and it was a hands on training session. Of course, we need at least 2:1 ratio if not individual tutor. That being said, the skiing session had no other complaints and it was indeed a fantabulous experience to learn this beautiful art. I totally recommend this.

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