Skiing ............
Trekking and adventure has been associated with the pilgrimage took the adventurous route of Himalayas for their last journey. Uttaranchal has been endowed with variety of terrain, meadows, glaciers, slopes, rivers & lush green valleys. Auli slops are rated among the best for skiing.
The four main centers of skiing are Auli, Munsiyari,Mundali and Dayara Bugyal. Amongest these Aule has the most well eveloped infrastructure.
  • Auli
  • Munsiyari
  • Mundali
  • Dayara Bugyal
Auli has now become a leading tourist spot.While its slopes beckon daring and gallant skiing enthusiasts,its pristine natural beauty and its alpine atmosphere lure many tourists.Auli in the Garhwal Himalayas offers exciting skiing opportunities to both the beginner as well as the advanced skier.The snow covered slopes of Auli flanked by tall statily deodar forests cut the wind velocity to the minimun .Just 15km from Joshimath on the Badrinath route, and accessible by a good motorable road.
Nearest Air port is Jolly Grant which is 273 km from Joshimath and 17 from Rishikesh.
Nearest Railhead is Haridwar,299 km from Auli.
Auli is only a 13 km drive from Joshimath.State transport and union buses play regularly between Joshimath an Rishikesh(253 km),Haridwar(277 km),Dehradun(298 km) and Delhi(500 km).
Located at an altitude of 2135 mt, Munsiyari is situated at a distance of 66 km from Jauljibi and 127 km from Pithoragarh via That in the Pithoragarh district. Munsiyari is the centre as well as the gateway of the Johar region. Munsiyari is the base for treks to Milam, Namik and Ralam Glaciers. There is a Tourist Rest House and a small town.
Mundali is situated in district Dehradun, 129 km from Dehradun via Chakarata. From Chakarata to Mundali, it is 36 km on an un-metalled jeepable road. Another route via Chakarata, Kandaband ,Kathiyan and Dharagarh over 49 km of motorable un-metalled road is also available. This place has vast ski slopes on which professionalscan enjoy skiing.As accomodation facility is only available at Forest Rest House, one has to ensure accommodation through the Forest Department in Dehradun.
Dayara Bugyal
Situated at an elevation of about 3048 mt, this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty .During winter it provides excellent ski sopes over an area 28 sq. km.The panoramic view of the Himalayas from ther is breathtaking . There is a small lake in the area, and to camp by its side is a memorable event. From this spot one can trek down dense forests to Dodital , which is about 32 km away.
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