Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal tourism is well kinown for its snow peak mountains, water parks, wild life, natural flora and fauna, ayurveda, religion and spirituality.
Auli, 16 Km.from Joshimath and accessible by a good motorable road, is an ideal Ski resort with itís slopes comparable to the best in the world. The resort is run by GMVN, which, apart from providing accommodation also organizes all facilities for Skiing. The season extends from January to March during which time skiing festivals and the national championships are held. The Auli slopes, descending from 3049 Mtrs to 2915 Mtrs are flanked by conifers and oaks which cut wind velocity to the minimum. Adding to the thrill of skiing is a 180 degrees view of Himalayan peaks which include Nanda Devi, Kamet, Manaparvat and Dunagiri.
The conditions for skiing are perfect. A 500 Mtrs long ski-lift and an 800 Mtrs long chair-lift link the upper and lower slopes and snow beaters and snow packing machines maintain the smoothness of the slopes. Skiers can enjoy almost 20 Km of virgin slopes which provide excellent opportunities for cross country, slalom and down-hill skiing events.
An added attraction is a 3.9 Km long cable car which links Joshimath with the upper slopes of Auli and moves on to gorson. GMVN provides modern skiing equipment on higher.
Skiing : GMVN conducts 7 and 14 days skiing courses at Auli and special provisions for day tourists are also available. Training is given by qualified ski instructors