The closest airport to Haridwar is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (35 kms away), but you can also take trains from most major cities in India to Haridwar Railway Station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.