Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan Mountains, located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, at an average altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. Some experts consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the world. Auli is known for its snow covered slopes and panoramic views, surrounding lofty peaks of the Himalayas like Trishul, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Dunagiri.
Auli is 16 Km and 30 minutes drive from joshimath on Badrinath Highway. It is advisable to avoid using personal car, if you are not familiar with driving in snow. There are few good resorts available in Auli and on a way to Auli.
BEST TIME OF VISIT: Best time to visit is last week of Jan to first week of March for skiing. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL), a government agency in charge of maintenance of this ski resort, provides courses for beginners and professionals at Auli, which are held for 7 to 14 days from December to March. Though weather is highly unpredictable.
HOW TO REACH: Auli is well connected to all the major destinations in Uttarakhand. Auli is accessible by roads from places like Joshimath, Rishikesh, Dehradun, etc. Jolly Grant, is the nearest airport at 280 km from Auli.
Rishikesh railway station is situated at 264 km, serves as the nearest railway station to Auli. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh to reach Auli,