Auli is a ski destination in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand. Auli is also known as Auli Bugyal in Garhwali, which means “meadow”. It is located at an elevation of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) to 3,050 meters (10,010 ft) above sea level. Auli can be reached by road or ropeway from Joshimath .It provides an excellent panoramic view of the giant mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dunagiri. From January to March, the Auli slopes are usually covered with a thick carpet of snow, about 3 mts deep. In Auli the stretch of 3 Kms. with a drop in elevation of 500 mts. is considered to be a very good skiing ground by international standard. The background of lofty snow clad mountains heightens the spirit of the skiers. To attract attention, skiing festivals are also conducted at Auli. These now include the national championships staged by the Winter Games Federation Of India. While skiing is the chief attraction at Auli, there are other attraction like cable car rides and rope lifts, or spend the day outdoors building snowmen, or having snowball fights.


The best time to visit Auli Uttarakhand is between December and March, during the winter months. This is the time when the snowfall is at its peak, and the skiing season is in full swing. The temperatures during this period range from 10 degrees Celsius during the day to sub-zero temperatures at night. The snow-covered landscape of Auli during winter is an absolute delight for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Another good time to visit Auli  Uttarakhand is during the summer months, from April to June. The weather is pleasant during this period, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect time for trekking and exploring the beautiful natural surroundings of Auli. The summer season also offers a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts to capture the beautiful landscapes and scenic views.

Monsoon season in Auli starts in July and lasts until September. Although the rainfall may disrupt some of the outdoor activities, the lush green landscapes and refreshing weather can be a delight for nature lovers. However, it is important to note that some trekking routes may be closed during the monsoon season due to the risk of landslides.

It is advisable to avoid visiting Auli during rainy season heavy rains reals to landslides and roadblocks which can spoil your all plans.

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