Skiing in Uttarakhand

Where snow is as fine as champagne powder and slopes compare to Switzerland


With clear blue skies, temperatures hovering at just about 9 degrees Celsius, and knee-deep powder snow, days here will just be the most beautiful in your experience. Being in Joshimath, we will go to explore the hill beauty at Auli and will lead a group of skiers down from the top of the mountain through glades of conifers and groves of aspens blanketed with untracked powder. The snow, sparkling like diamonds in the sun and called champagne powder, has moisture content of less than 10 percent. Being powder like, this snow will not stick together, yet has enough body to provide some resistance and splash up into your face when you will ski through a wind drifted pillow or more deeply loaded slope. 

Leisure Hotels are pleased to launch Skiing packages based in Camp Joshimath this winter. Here are the snapshots of a beautiful program that will leave a huge smile of satisfaction on your face. We invite institutions and travel partners to join hands and make this winter as special as we can for  adventure enthusiasts.

Base Camp - Joshimat

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Located at an altitude of 1875 meters, Joshimath is the place where Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century religious reformer, attained enlightenment. It is here that he set up the first ever Math or centre of learning before establishing the Badrinath shrine and three more Maths in different corners of the country. The town is also the seat of the Badrinath shrine in winter months, and it is worshipped at the beautiful and ancient Narsingh temple here Its proximity to Badrinath, Auli and Niti valley makes Joshimath an important tourist destination – and the combination of spiritualism and adventure that it offers visitors makes it an exciting place at any time of the year

Auli

Auli is located at an altitude of about 3050 mts above sea level, offering a panoramic view of Mt. Nanda Devi Kamet, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat, is an ideal place for Skiing, covered with evergreen conifers and oak forest. The potential of snow dressed slopes of Auli, once the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. In summers Hikers/ Trekkers will find numerous marked walks and there are also mountain bike trails. At the backdrop of the resort lies the famous high altitude Gorson Reserve forest (part of Nanda Devi National Park ) richly habituated by rare Himalayan wildlife including snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Cat, Wild Rabbit, Jackal, Fox, Hyena and Bear. 

Auli is a promising ski spot, a perfect adventure place with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks all around you. 

Auli Skiing Tour Package 2016

If you are searching for a beginner level ski course, then the best way to learn skiing is with Auli Ski & Snowboard School’s innovative 7 days Basic Ski Course (for beginner level).

For those adventure lovers who have never tried skiing before or had only 1 or 2 days at a snow-dome socially, this will be a right level for you. It’s your chance to learn the greatest sport on earth from our expert and professional instructors.

In the Basic Ski Course (for beginner level) you will learn about ski equipment and ski slopes, experience the excitement of sliding on snow and learn to turn, glide, stop and get up if you fall. The contagious enthusiasm of our skilled instructors will inspire you to do your best. Meet new people and have fun along the way. Skiing is thrill, skiing in fun.

Book your place in our 7 day Basic Ski Course (for beginner level) and learn to ski. After completing this course, you can ski on easy beginner level ski slopes anywhere in the world!

Auli Snow Skiing Lessons and Courses

Auli Ski & Snowboard School provides professional lessons for adults and children in skiing or snowboarding. You can join a group lesson or book your own private instructor.

We want your skiing and snowboarding experience to be an enjoyable one and our instructors will give you all the information and training you need to have the time of your life on the slopes.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a freestyle Skier we have a well-trained, friendly and professional instructor for you.

Auli Ski & Snowboard School conducts group lessons at Auli Ski & Snowboard School and Leisure Hotels but you can book a private lesson. Stay at the Chardham Camps, Joshimath.

Basic Ski Course (for beginner level) in Auli (6N, 7D Ex-Joshimath) & Ex. Delhi (9night/10days). All inclusive course price covers accommodation, meals, Ski lift and Chair lift , instructor fees and basic equipment hire charge. It’s the best value ski course you will find! Basic ski Course Dates are: January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 5,12,19, 26.

Tour Details: Ex Haridwar (6 Nights / 7 Days)

Day 01:  Haridwar-Joshimath by surface (280 km)

Day 02: Skiing at Auli, Overnight at Camp Joshimath 

Day 03: Skiing at Auli, Overnight at Camp Joshimath

Day 04: Skiing at Auli, Overnight at Camp Joshimath

Day 05: Skiing at Auli, Overnight at Camp Joshimath 

Day 06: Skiing at Auli, Overnight at Camp Joshimath 

Day 07: Joshimath – Haridwar/Rishikesh 

 Cost- 19999+Tax(12.5%) Per Person.

This package includes:

  • Accommodation at Joshimath with Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Skiing equipment with Ski Instructor. 
  • 06 nights and 07 days stay in Luxury Campsite and Hotel
  • Meals as per  itinerary
  • Special ski training session by experts
  • All activities mentioned.
  • All taxes of resort 
Supplement cost- Cable car/Transport.

Season:  Dec- March 

Accessibility

Air: - For those travelling 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 13 km drive from Joshimath. State transport and Union buses play regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 kms). Local Transport Union buses and State Transport buses operates between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km)From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli. Deluxe coaches can also be arranged with prior notice for a group of 15 people or more.

Cable Car: - The most popular way to drop in at Auli is by the famed cable car service which runs for 3 kms. Travelling by the rope-way, it is impossible to resist the captive beauty of the snow covered peaks, the alpine forest and the bracing climate. 

Accommodation and Food

Skiers will stay in Swiss cottage tents at Camp Joshimath. There will be twin sharing facilities in one tent. They will be provided with Breakfast and dinner at the Campsite, however, lunch can planned at the resort at Auli. 

Things to Carry

  • 2-3 sweat shirts
  • 2-3 shorts
  • Track pants
  • 2-3 pair socks 
  • Shoes (rubber soled and in good condition, should not be new)
  • Warm cloths/Jackets 
  • our toiletries
  • Sun screen & Mosquito repellant

  • A cap
  • A torch (spare batteries)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Extra pair of spectacles in case you use them (we do not recommend
  • contact lenses)
  • Water bottle (ability to carry 1liter of water, NOT a thermos)
  • Camera to take back memories. (Responsibility of the camera or any other equipment will solely be with individual) 

Some Important Things

Packing:
The Packing limit is one piece of luggage per individual. Please pack everything in a duffle bag or a rucksack. Do not pack in a suitcase. You are expected to carry your own bag during transfers from bus to camp and vice-versa.

Cameras:
Participants is requested to carry cameras to capture the breathtaking views of the snow capped mountain and the memories.

Jewellery and expensive clothes: 
Clothes, jewellery or expensive accessories are not recommended. Leisure will not be responsible for damage or loss of items.
Meticulous planning, emphasis on every little possible detail will give you a hassle-free tour with us. We are very sure that once you have discovered the unusual advantages of Leisure Hotels, you will never want to take a trip any other way again. We believe in turning your dreams into reality
 
The Leisure Hotels Advantage:

  • Major and must-see sights along with ample of leisure time to explore on your own
  • Team comprises of local experts – who extensively know the terrain
  • Campsites are selected with extra care, so that you can relax comfortably in clean and beautiful environment
  • More than 23 years of experience in the hospitality industry
  • 98.5% of satisfaction ratio on our guest’s post-vacation survey.  

Shubh Yatra……