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  • Trip introduction

    Auli is beautiful at any time of the year, but during the winter, once the snow has begun, it turns into a winter wonderland. The skiing slopes here are some of the longest and finest in India, and attract skiiers from around the world. This is where you'll be learning the basics of skiing and and doing some snow boarding too.

    You'll have 6 days in this winter paradise, where you'll head out to the slopes every day and practise your skills. After a long day in the snow, you'll return to a warm lodge where you can relax and chat about your day's progress.

    This skiing course is open to anyone, including children over the age of 5. It is not difficult, and you will be guided at all times by experienced instructors.

    NOTE: This trip requires a minimum of 4 persons to confirm the booking.

    Destination

    Located in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, Auli stands at an elevation of 8200 feet to 10,010 feet. The vast snow-clad slopes and the beautiful pine forests around make this one of the most popular ski destinations in India. Apart from skiing, people come here to try snow boarding, go on snow treks, or just enjoy a winter holiday. The slopes are perfect for beginners who are learning skiing and will need increasing levels of difficulty.

    You'll be staying in a ski lodge that offers great views of the mountains. Your room is charming, with wooden floors, large windows, a private sit-out, attached washroom with geyser and Western toilet, and a comfortable king-sized bed. The lodge also has a lovely dining area/lounge where you can spend your free time admiring the views, reading a book, playing board games, and enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee.

    Destination highlights

    Earn your Basic Skiing Course certificate. | Learn how to snowboard on the lovely slopes of Auli. | Enjoy the Christmas card landscape of Auli. | Have a snowball fight or make a snowman! | Stay at a comfortable lodge and spend days on the slopes.

    Activity Details

    5 hrs

    Included

    Included (basic)

    No

    No

    10010 feet

    1312 feet

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of skiing in Auli: Arrive and acclimatize

    You'll board vehicles at Haridwar Railway station at 06:30 hrs. The drive is about 9 hours, but you'll see the river confluences at Karnaprayag and Rudraprayag. You'll get to your hotel in Joshimath by evening, and can check in and freshen up. The hotel is peaceful and has spectacular views, and is perfect to relax and unwind after a long journey. Eat a hot dinner and retire to your rooms for the night.

    Overnight in deluxe hotel room.

    You'll spend your first night in Joshimath in a deluxe twin-sharing room (triple can be arranged too) with a private verandah and attached washroom with running water. You'll be provided with a hot vegetarian dinner today, and can pay an additional cost of INR 250 per person for non-vegetarian food.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Joshimath

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non veg (at extra cost)
    Day 2 of skiing in Auli: Orientation and first skiing lesson
    Day 3 of skiing in Auli: Second skiing lesson
    Day 4 of skiing in Auli: Third skiing lesson
    Day 5 of skiing in Auli: Last skiing lesson
    Day 6 of skiing in Auli: Check out and return
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 15 days or more before the start of the Auli skiing trip: 85% refund will be given.

    For cancellations made 11-15 days before the start of the Auli skiing trip: 50% refund will be given.

    For cancellations made 0-10 days before the start of the Auli skiing trip: No refund will be given.

    No show: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    All clients (and parents on behalf of minors) have to complete and sign a mandatory client information and waiver form before starting the ski lessons.

    Clients must adhere to the instructions of the instructor at all times on the Auli skiing trip.

    Littering is not permitted.

    Alcohol consumption or any form of intoxication while on this trip is strictly prohibited.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    If you want to do snowboarding instead of skiing, you will have to request it one day in advance, and pay an additional INR 1500 per person.

    If the Auli skiing or snowboarding activity has to be cancelled due to safety concerns or weather conditions, no refund or compensation will be provided. The instructors’ decision on this will be final and binding on clients.

    For a family group, a max of 2 children below the age of 10 can be accommodated in a room at an additional charge of INR 1500 per child towards meals, bedding and snow activities.

    The fee for a personalized instructor is INR 2000 per day, per instructor.

    You may rent ski equipment such as ski suit, gloves, snow goggles, snow cap, ski jackets, ski trousers, snow shoes, snow boards and ski poles at an additional cost.

    Participants will receive a certificate for participation/successful completion of the basic level ski course at the end of this trip.
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
    • Auli Skiing Course Winter Adventure Uttarakhand The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Haridwar by private shared Indigo, Innova or Tempo Traveller

    • 5 nights accommodation in twin-sharing deluxe hotel room with wooden flooring, large glass windows with mountain views, with private verandah and attached washrooms with running hot water
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 6 (veg and eggs)
    • Basic ski equipment provided per person: one pair of ski poles, snow boots and one pair of skis
    • Round trip ticket for chair car on days 3 and 4
    • Three tickets for the Auli Ski Lift per person on days 3 and 4
    • Charges and fees for experienced local ski instructor (1 instructor for upto 12 people)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Accommodation in Haridwar/Dehradun/ Rishikesh

    • Non-veg food can be arranged (for dinner only) at INR 300 per person, per dinner
    • Any accommodation, travel or transport outside the itinerary
    • Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation, medical condition, emergency or otherwise
    • Rental for additional ski equipment such as ski suit, gloves, snow goggles, snowboard. These are available on hire.
    • Fees for private instructor (can be arranged at INR 2000 per day, per instructor
    • Tickets for Joshimath-Auli-Joshimath ropeway or charges for extra Auli ski lift or extra chair car ride
    • Snowboarding instead of skiing (can be arranged for INR 1500 per person per day) (with prior request made 1 day before)
    • Charges for evening sightseeing in Joshimath
    • Travel insurance or any other kind of insurance
    • Additional meals, snacks, beverages
    • Any expenses of personal nature
    • Any other cost or expense which is not specifically included in the price inclusion

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Long sleeve shirts or t-shirts
    • Windproof, waterproof jacket
    • Woollen or thick trousers
    • Top and bottom thermal wear
    • Fleece jacket
    • Woollen gloves
    • Muffler or woollen hat/headband
    • Woollen socks
    • Trekking boots/shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transport from Haridwar-Joshimath-Haridwar
    • Daily transfer from hotel to slopes
    • Basic skiing equipment of ski pairs, poles and snow boots
    • All safety equipment as required

    You need to get

    • Rucksack with rain cover
    • Water- and wind-proof jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Ski trousers
    • Snow shoes
    • Top and bottom thermal wear
    • Sweater
    • Woollen gloves
    • Muffler or woollen hat/headband (to keep your ears warm)
    • Woollen socks
    • Water bottle
    • Toiletries
    • Camera
    • Batteries
    • Identity proof
    • Extra money
    • Sunglasses
    • Moisturiser and sunscreen
    • Lip balm

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medical kit.