Skiing in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand takes pride in its popular skiing destination of Auli, which has once hosted the National Skiing Championship. Situated at an elevation 2,500 to 3,050 meters in the Chamoli district of Garhwal region, Auli becomes a hotspot for skiing with the commencement of the month of December and the excitement continues until March. The place boasts fine gradients sparsely lined with Deodar and Oak trees for the skiers who can also witness Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri Peaks while relishing this adventure. This popular ski destination in Uttarakhand offers Auli also flaunts a 500 m long chairlift that itself is a thrill to experience while you are on a ski adventure here.
Apart from Auli, other ski destinations in Uttarakhand include Dayara Bugyal, a high altitude meadow, which covers itself in snow during winters; Munsiyari, the pretty little town of Kumaon Region known for its amazing view of the Panchachuli Peaks; and Mundali, which boasts enormous skiing area and breathtaking sites. In Garhwal Region, there remain some remote and lesser known destination like Kush Kalyan and Kedar Kantha in Uttarkashi district; Panwali and Matya in Tehri Garhwal district and Bedni Bugyal in Chamoli district that with their great gradients display a great skiing tourism potential, however, right now they are the destinations for seasoned skiers only. On the other hand, the Chiplakot Valley in Pithoragarh of Kumaon region also stands as yet another brilliant destination to consider for professional skiing in the state.