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 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
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.
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.