For nearly three decades, beginning from 1986, skiing has constantly been the part of skiing festivals, winter games and national championships held at Auli.
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun (about 270 km). Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh (about 255 km). By road, Auli is connected to various cities like Joshimath, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. A ropeway cable car (about 4 km long) from Joshimath to Auli is an exciting way to reach the place.
While visiting Auli, you can consider visiting HemkundSahed, Badrinath and Valley of flowers located nearby.
Hemkund Saheb: is one of the famous and sacred Sikh pilgrimage destinations. The slopes of Hemkund Saheb are also ideal to take up trekking tours. More
Valley of Flowers.: In winters the region is filled with the sheet of colourful flowers as far as your eyes stretch. Valley of Flowers also offers some of the best adventure trekking tours to the visitors. More.
Badrinath : is the most sacred pilgrimage centre of Hindus. It is among one of the four holy pilgrimage sites or 'Char Dhams'. You can visit Badrinath as a temple tourist spot or can come to conquer few of most advance trekking thrills offered by the enthralling slopes of the terrain. More
Air: The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
Rail: The nearest railheads are Haridwar and Dehradun.
Road: Auli is only a 13 kms. drive from Joshimath. State transport and union buses ply regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 kms.), Haridwar (276 kms.), Dehradun (295 kms.) and Delhi (500 kms.)
Local Transport: From Joshimath you can get buses and taxis for Auli. Deluxe coaches area also available if booked in advance or with prior notice for a group of 15 people or more.
Cable Car: The most popular way to drop in at Auli is by the famed cable car service, which runs for 3 kms.
There are accommodation facilities in the form of hotels and resorts, good restaurants and medical facilities available for the visitors.
GMVN unit at Auli, with a 110- bed capacity.
Alpine Cottages and Log Huts Accommodations
Good Budget Resorts are also available at Rudraprayag, Gauchar, Karanprayag, Nand-Prayag, Pipalkoti and Joshimath with facilities of catering services, adequate heating arrangements, round-the-clock hot water supply.
Altitude: 2915m to 3049m.
Area: 5 sq. kms.
Summer: Max : 29°C ; Min : 13°C.
Winter: Max : 9°C ; Min : 2°C.
Rainfall: 180cms annually.
Clothing: Summer: Light Woollen.
Winter: Heavy Woollen.