Location of Auli: - In the high hills of Himalayas lies the Chamoli district of Utarakhand , the Auli is a famous ski destination from the Chamoli district. The Auli is located at a height of 2800 metres above sea level(8200 feet) You can easily reach Auli from Joshimath which is at a distance of just 12-13 kms from Auli, You can easily hire a private car/local taxi to reach Auli public conveyance is also easily available.Haridwar/Rishikesh railway staion is the nearest railway station from Auli its located around 260 kms from Auli. Jolly Grant is the nearest airport this airport is very well connected airport with flights to/from all the major important cities of India including Delhi, Delhi airport is the nearest International airport from Auli. From Haridwar you embark on a mountain road journey with scenic beauty aplenty easily you can hire a private car/taxi/shared taxi from Haridwar/Rishikesh. Public conveyance is also easily available from Haridwar/Rishikesh. Though the road distance is a mere 260 kms but it can take around 10-12 hours to drive from Rishikesh to Auli as the roads are mountainous and narrow.
Auli in local language is known as Auli bugyal meaning a green meadow, the green grasslands of Auli turn into white snow grounds in winter season, The high elevation grasslands of Auli transform into the best ski destination of India in winter season. The best thing about Auli is the scenic view it offers of very high Himalayan snow clad mountains, The high trans Himalayan peaks of Nanda devi, Kamet, Dunagiri and Mana parvat surround Auli and offer a scenic picturesque view. The sunrise and Sunset across these very high peaks is absolutely scintillating and stunning. Thigh elevated ski tracks of Auli are easily accessed using a rope way unlike a closed cable car rope way the ropeway in Auli is a chair based and offers you a never before experience of scaling heights seated high up in mountains.
Auli is surrounded by Oak, coniferous and pine forests. The weather and the air in Auli is fresh and refreshing.
The Auli has easy availability of skiing gear and training instructors for the ski enthusiasts if you are desirous you can easily hire complete ski gear and can get trained in skiing by highly acclaimed ski instructors. If you are desirous you can even do camping in Auli though hotels of every kind are easily available in Auli.