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Skiing: Intermediate Course


Day 1: Haridwar/Rishikesh - Auli

You will start from Haridwar/Rishikesh early in the morning and arrive in the lodge around early evening. This drive will take 8-9 hours. In the evening, there will be a program orientation and introduction with the team and the equipment, followed by dinner.

Day 2-6: Auli – Skiing

Your typical day would start with breakfast at 8 a.m after which a short drive (6 kms) will get you to the ski chairlifts. We will start with instructions by 9:30 a.m. Participants will ski till around 1: 30 p.m after which they will return to the lodge. Rest of the day will be at leisure. In the evenings there will be video sessions on skiing techniques. Also sitting around the fire and creating music in the evening or listening to it would be the order of the day. There are various indoor games and a mini library at the lodge for you to enjoy. Around the lodge there are nice walks and good birding opportunities for one to indulge in. Hot tea/coffee/soups along with variety of eating options will keep your taste buds satiated.

Day 7: Rest/Relaxation/Do your own thing day

Rest/Relaxation/Do your own thing day

Day 8-11: Auli – Skiing

Same schedule as day 2-6

Day 12: Auli – Haridwar

Post breakfast  depart for Haridwar.



  • Pickup from Haridwar to Auli on day & drop from Auli to Haridwar on day 12 by a comfortable tempo traveller/SUV.
  • Daily transfers from the lodge to ski slopes
  • Accommodation for 11 nights in Himalayan Eco Lodge in Auli on twin/single-sharing basis
  • Meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 12
  • Morning tea & Evening tea with snacks
  • Fruit juice and chocolates during the course
  • Celebratory dinner on the last night
  • Services of an expert trainer (1 trainer for every 6 participants)
  • Ski equipment (Ski poles / Skis / Ski boots)
  • Ski lift charges for 5 days and chair lift charges for 9 days.
  • All applicable taxes


  • Pickup & drop from and back to Haridwar as per the itinerary. We use a 12 / 14 seated comfortable tempo traveller/good quality SUV for our groups
  • Daily transfers from the lodge to ski slopes


  • Any services not mentioned above
  • Any damage caused to equipment through misuse or loss of the same. In case of any of the above, the participant would have to bear the cost of replacing the same.


  • We take 25% as booking amount and the balance to be paid 45 days before the start of the trip.
  • Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of GREAT INDIAN OUTDOORS (P) LTD. payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway
  • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips
  • Cancellation Policy
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund


List of Essentials

Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:

  1. Water & Wind proof jacket – 1 no.
  2. Water & Wind proof trouser – 1 no.
  3. Warm jacket – 1 no.
  4. Sunglasses – 1 no.
  5. Woollen socks – 3 nos.
  6. Warm Gloves / Mittens – 2 nos.
  7. Balaclava – 1 no.
  8. Cap – 1 no.
  9. Sunscreen cream – 1 no.
  10. Water bottle – 1 no.
  11. Lip-balm – 1 no.
  12. Any specific medication

Weather Report

Skiing season in Auli starts from end of December/early January and it stays till March. Though snowfall like other weather phenomenon’s has become quite unpredictable but generally mid Jan to mid march is a safe time to plan skiing in Auli
Auli gets quite cold during winter with heavy snow falls. The maximum temperature during the day time ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius in peak winters. Day time is generally very enjoyable with the sun shining and perfect for skiing. If it gets cloudy orwindy then temperature can shoot down drastically. Evenings are cold but with warm clothes on it is quite comfortable to be in the out also. Night is when it gets quite cold with minimum temperature that goes beyond sub-zero levels( -2 to -10 degree Celsius ). Inside the room with good quality bedding & heaters on it is quite ok. Good quality warm apparels are a must while visiting Auli during winters

Skiing Equipment

We will provide you the necessary equipment required for the Skiing. We provide high quality equipment for maximum safety.

  • Ski poles
  • Skis
  • Ski boots


Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

12 Days|Season: Jan-Mar|Grade: Moderate| Maximum Altitude: 3050 m (Auli)

Sketch Itinerary

Day 1: Haridwar/Rishikesh - Auli
Day 2-6: Auli Skiing
Day 7: Rest/Relaxation/Do Your Own Thing Day
Day 8-11: Auli Skiing
Day 12: Auli Haridwar


This course is designed ideally for people who have completed a basic course and are adept with the basic principles of the sport. The course is led by our senior instructors and by the end of it you should be in a position to tackle most slopes and with continuous practise you are on your way to becoming an expert skier.

Duration 12 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Garhwal, Uttarakhand

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