Auli, (alt. 2915 mts-3049 mts ) is a very important ski destination within the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli is thought as ‘Bugyal’ in the regional language which implies meadow. In reality some French and Australian consultants said that Auli is resembling the most effective ski resorts within the world. Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali. It was solely within the recent time, once the creation of recent state Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal) carved out from Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as Tourist Destination.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
If one is an journey freak, the most effective time to go to Auli is during the winter season. The period from late November to late March is mostly considered ideal for skiers. Because the winters set in, the mountains appear to increase to the firmament with arms of snow. From December to March, the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam conducts 7-day and 15-day courses for each amateurs and advanced learners.
Auli is starting to get popular among the ski-lovers. Though the long,tiring travel and unpredictable weather can be the mood killer. You cannot be sure till you reach what to expect. Few lucky can gets to enjoy snow fall and skiing. If luck is not on your side snow storm can lock your room for days. For some its hard solid snow which take away the skiing pleasure. Though the GMVNL has imported snow beater it cannot give the experience of fresh snow. There is a long Ski-Lift connecting lower slopes to the Top.
The world’s highest man-made lake is at Auli, right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. The government has developed this in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snow fall. The water from this lake will be used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provide a good skiing surface and exend the ski season.
Auli is surrounded by high peaks like Mana, Kamet and tallest of all Nanda Devi. The 270 degree view will enough to make you forget the long and tiring ride to reach Auli. Once the Skiing is over the best thing one can do in evening is to take chair out and get treated to great view of snow clad mountains as they keep changing colors every minute the sun goes down. Here you will understand why the Sadhus (sage) came to Himalayas for meditation. The feeling of solitude and oneness with god will do wonders to you mind and have a positive effect on you body. You will get which no money can buy “Peace of Mind”
Apart from skiing there are some trek options available and below list is some of the trail normally completed in single day Auli – Gorson around 7 km Gorson – Tali around 6 km Tali – Kuari Pass around 11 km Kuari Pass – Khulara around 12 km Khulara – Tapovan around 9 km.