Summer March- late June, Cool & pleasant Temperatures - 13°C-29°C.
June-September, Moderate rainfall Annual Rainfall - 180 cm
October-March, Extremely chilly Temperatures - 9°C-below 0°C
Local Languages: Garwhali, Hindi & English
Best Time to Visit: December - April. Though winter sees below freezing temperatures, the slopes are carpeted with snow, which make it perfect for skiing. Auli is blessed by an unusually large number of sunny days, but there are times when it snows heavily. From December to March, the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam conducts 7-day and 15-day skiing courses for both amateurs and advanced learners.
Clothing:Dressing warm is an absolute must when in Auli. Your body is best kept warm using many layers. Pack a pair of woolen gloves that can be worn inside the ski mittens. It is essential to start the day with dry socks inside warm, dry boots. Make sure your head is protected and covered when out skiing. Protect yourselves and the kids by always wearing sunglasses. You'll need the extra protection and visibility enhancement of goggles, which you can rent from GMVN.
At 9,500-10,500 ft the air is thin and lets a greater quantum of UV rays enter the atmosphere. Do apply liberal quantities of sun block and high-SPF lip balm. At high altitudes, drink plenty of water or fruit juice. Do remember to carry a bottle of water along.
Moving around: Exploring Auli is best done on foot. Buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi. From Joshimath onwards, buses and taxi services are available for Auli. Deluxe coaches and private vehicles can also be got on hire. The most popular way to move about in Auli is by the cable car service which runs for 3 km. This also lets you get panoramic views of the snow covered peaks and pine forests.
Tourist Offices: GMVN Skiing & Tourist Resort Auli Tel: 01389-223208