Welcome to Auli
As a ski resort, Auli is hardly spectacular, with gentle 5km-long slopes, one 500m rope tow (₹100 per trip) that runs beside the main slope, and an 800m chairlift (₹200) that connects the upper and lower slopes. The snow is consistently good, though, and the setting is superb. The season runs from January to March, and equipment hire and instruction can be arranged here or in Joshimath.
The state-of-the-art cable car, India’s longest, links Joshimath to the upper slopes above Auli. There’s a cafe, of sorts, at the top, serving hot chai and tomato soup.