Skiing Festival in Auli

Auli carnival is one of the festivals which are undertaken by state tourism ministry to both attract tourists and bring Uttarakhand as favorite tourist destination even in winters also. Every year it attracts thousands of enthusiasts since late December to late March. Situated at the altitude of 2896-3200 meters from sea level has 5-7 km area for skiing.

A town covered by the thick blanket of snow and one of the all time favorite destination for skiing (Auli) is going to hold festival full with adventure sports and thrilling water sports to promote winter tourism in Uttarakhand.

Past Skiing Festival/Events in Auli

Last year during winters when Auli is fully covered in snow the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, Winter Games Association and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council organized Winter Ski Carnival and Open Championship. The carnival would boost tourism in Auli and nearby places. 

The event was marked by a skiing demonstration by the team of ITBP afterwards which the skiing championship was conducted for people in different age groups preceded by snowboarding competition and prize distribution. 

The visitors could reach Joshimath by road and from there they could reach Auli which is 16 kilometers from Joshimath, through Asia’s major ropeway. Skiing competitions are held in three places in India –Manali (Himanchal Pradesh), Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir) and in Auli (Uttarakhand). Events are these are organized every year to encourage adventure sports in the state. 

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