Ski Resorts

Everything You Need To Know About Skiing Places In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is sprawled at the foothills of snow clad mountains which makes it repository of natural beauty and also a hub of many exciting adventures sports and skiing is one of them. Uttarakhand has some of skier’s perfect hamlets which are listed below.


Auli:

Auli is tiny alpine town nestled in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, at the distance of approx 13 Kms from Joshimath main city. Auli is ranked as the top ski resort in India due to its well maintained pistes of both, the low & high altitude. Auli skiing slopes are well suited for all level of skiers- beginners, intermediates & professional. It has 500 mts. & 800 mts long chair lifts to serve high pistes. Auli has Asia’s longest cable car after Gulmarg, long as 04 Kms, connecting this popular holiday resort with Joshimath city. Auli, also bags the honor of hosting First SAF winter games in year 2011. The best ski season at Auli lasts for two months Jan & Feb. Auli has good number of professionals who conduct skiing learning courses



  • Where to stay: Auli has the hotels/resorts of Deluxe & Semi deluxe categories.
  • Other places to visit: Auli is perfect retreat for summer holidays also. Auli has plethora of tourist attraction like Badrinath Shrine, Valley of flower, Gurson Bugyal & Hemkund Shahib.
  • How to reach:
    By Air:
    The nearest airport is Jolly Grand. The distance is 275 Km from Jolly grand to Auli.
    By Rail: Rshikesh/Haridwar Railway station is the nearest railhead to reach Auli at distance of 250/285 kms.

Munsiyari:

Khalia Top/Betulidhar is quaint ski spot located at an easy uphill trek of 07 Kms from Munsiyari town in Pithoragarh. Khalia top, perched at an altitude of 3500 mts has slight steep ski slopes, which are best for novices/first timers. Khalia top has ski school also which conduct basic ski course. The best ski season at Munsiyari is from December to February.



  • Where to stay: Khalia top, has not very much hotel/lodging option, but Munsiyari can be alternate halt location which offers numerous choice of regional/traditional home-stays & basic, deluxe & luxury hotels.
  • Other places to visit: Munsiyari & Chaukori are two charming hill station, which can be done whilst at Khalia Skiing trip.
  • How to reach:
    By Air:
    The Pantnagar airport is nearest at distance of 190 Kms from Munsiyari.
    By Rail: Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railhead to reach Munsiyari at the distance is a 215 km distance.

Mundali:

Mundali, is one of untouched ski resort of Uttarakhand, located near to famous hill station of Chakrata (at the distance of 35 Kms). Mundali, a small hamlet, rest at an altitude of 2775 mts. Mundali has many off-pistes which are perfect for beginners & the practitioners can try their hand at the slopes of high altitude from 2770 mts to 3,049 mts. Mundali is one of emerging ski destination, thus has limited ski facilities. . The best ski season at Mundali is from December to Febraury.



  • Where to stay:Chakrata is nearest halt location with option of basic, deluxe & luxury hotels.
  • Other places to visit:: Chakrata, Kanasar, Tons Valley are easily accessible tourist spot near to Mundali.
  • How to reach:
    By Air:
    The nearest airport to reach Mundali is the Jolly Grant airport, at the distance of 156 Kms.
    By Rail: Dehradun Railway station is the nearest railhead to reach Mundali. From Dehradun, Chakrata is a 125 km distance.

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