Snow Skiing at Auli, Uttarakhand, India
Auli Snow Skiing Course
Aim & Objective
To expose the youth to nature, kindling the spirit of adventure, develop personality, character, courage and confidence through adventure sports.
Promote adventure activities in INDIA.
Create environment awareness amongst youth.
Grade: Easy to Moderate | Altitude: 10,000 feet | Duration: 6 days
The following techniques will be covered under the course:
Basics of ice skating
Snow beating and side stepping
Snow ploughing and turn
Herring back techniques
Skiing is a recreational activity and competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.Skiing in India is an activity that mostly takes place in the northern states of India, where the Himalayas are situated. The Himalayas provide an excellent skiing experience owing to their great height which makes for long descents.
Skiing at Auli
Alpine Skiing is one adventure sport that has gained immense popularity all over the world. Auli is one of the best skiing slopes in India. Auli is nestled in the lap of snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, near the world famous religious shrine of Badrinath. At an altitude of 2500m to 3200m above sea level, Auli’s well-dressed slopes of flanked by coniferous and oak forests, which offer a panoramic views of mountains. If you are out of adventure, fun and frolic this winter, find yourself in Auli, in the vicinity of the mountain peaks Nanda devi (7817m), Mana parvat (7273m).
Day 1: Haridwar to Joshimath(Auli) by Road (285km/10hrs)
Day 2: Skiing Introduction& Balancing on skis
Day 3: Snow plough position & falling technique
Day 4: Snow plough position going down and turns
Day 5: Learn at advance slope
Day 6: Auli to Haridwar (285km/10hrs)
Day1: On this day, we pick you up early in the morning at Haridwar Railway station/Bus stand; from where we drive to Joshimath from Haridwar via Rishikesh and Devprayag. Devprayag is a well-known, holy city which is the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, after this the rivers become the holy Ganga. We Arrive at Auli by the evening and check into the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay is provided.
Day 2: After an early breakfast, we will introduce you to our skiing instructors and skiing equipment. In the learning process you get to learn the basics of skiing, the instructor ensuresthat all the necessary actions regarding the safety and precautions of the guest are taken.
On this day, you will learn Walking &balancing on skis. Side stepon snow with skis is a totally different experience.As the saying goes, you fall multiple times while learning skiing just like learning to balacne or ride a bicycle, but the one who stands once again after every fall and fights, wins ultimately.
Day 03: After breakfast, we proceed with our skiing course. On this day you will learn snow plough position and falling techniques including crash landing at slopes. Together we explore the surroundings in the evening. And then at the end of the day, we enjoy or dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: On this day you will learn snow plough position going down and turns, on a gentle slope. Perfect your snow plough turns& breaking. Usually taught to beginner, the snow plough turns is a breaking and turning skiing technique. In the evening we will go to one small snow trek. And then at the end of the day, we enjoy or dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: On this day of skiing course, you will be taken to an advanced slope, which will be much longer then than the previous ones that will give you distance and time to gain a lot of speed while sliding on it. After completion, you will be honoured with a certificate of appreciation.
Day 6: On this day, in early morning we drive back to Haridwar. We will be arriving Haridwar by evening. The course ends with a mosaic of colorful memories which would definitely be unforgettable in a highly positive manner.
Inclusive / Exclusion
Cost: INR 13,500 + 3.5% Service tax
The Cost includes:
(1) Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar
(2) Stay at hotel (1 room 2 person)
(3) 1 round ticket of chair car per person per day of course
(4) Meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning tea, evening tea and snacks
(5) Skiing equipment
(6) Ski instructors
Minimum age is ten (10)
Any claim or delay charges due to natural calamities, land slide, road blockage etc. Or, anything which is not mentioned in the above insurance.
• Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
• All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg).
• Trek equipments.
• First aid medical kit.
• Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
• All transportation during the trek program.
• Any kind of personal expenses.
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
• Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
Up to 30 Days :- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 21 – 30 Days: – 60% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refund.
Between 20 – 11 Days: – 30% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days: – No refund. – See more at: http://gohimalayas.com/refund-policy/
Things to carry for Trekking:
1. Backpack of 50 -60 ltrs and Daypack of 20 ltrs.
2. Good Quality Trekking Shoes with extra pair of shoes
3. Sunglasses, Cap/Hat, towel etc.
6. Full sleeve Sweater
7. Track pants
8. Water Bottle
9. Full sleeve warm Jacket
10. Rain coat lightweight
11. Warm Gloves
12. Camera, Memory Card,Batteries, Power bank
13. Head Light or torch
14. Personal toiletries & Sun lotion, vaslene etc.
15. Personal Medication if any
16. Sleek(light-weight) blanket