Auli is renowned for its skiing slopes spread over a vast expanse with its elevation ranging from 2,915mts to 3,049mts above sea level. Auli is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state and it acts as a prominent skiing destination of India. Auli is a ‘Bugyal’ which means green meadow in regional language. According to French and Australian ski experts, Auli is comparable to the best ski resorts in the world. The invigorating views of the splendid Himalayan peaks are distinctly visible from Auli. The slopes of the Auli are capable of providing thrill to novice skier and professional skier as well. Auli is hosting SAF winter games in 2010 in which skiers of different countries will participate. SAF winter games will take Auli to a global level.
Auli is a less known destination in comparison with Shimla, Gulmarg and Manali. Auli came into limelight after the creation of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) as a new state. Uttaranchal state is full of natural splendours and Auli is one of the best examples to prove it. The government of Uttarakhand have imported snow beater and other equipments to maintain the slopes of Auli. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventurers as well. Auli is not only a skiing destination but it also provides ample scope for the trekkers. Apart from the cable ride known as Gondola, Auli also has a chair lift and ski-lift. An unobstructed view of 270 degree Himalayan range is visible from Auli. Mana, Dunagiri, Neelkanth, Kamet, Nanda Devi are the main peaks visible from Auli. Rejuvenate your soul and acquire peace of mind at Auli and on the same side reveal the adventurer that is hidden somewhere inside your soul. There are not too many options to stay in Auli so do make prior bookings.