Skiing Basic Course - Auli

Skiing Basic Course - Auli

Uttarakhand 7 Days

Moderate

0 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

3049 mts.


35000 + 5% GST

Auli to Auli

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Brief Description

Skiing is a very interesting and recreational adventure activity that one can try in the season of winter. If one wants to test his/her limits in the field of adventure and looking for that adrenaline rush then this is the sport that should be pursued. Since most part of India is tropical this sport is not pursued by masses but we have everything here in Uttarakhand Himalayas as far as location and infrastructure are concerned to make great strides in the world of Skiing. Bikat Adventures in its endeavor to break new grounds every time is offering an introductory workshop for Skiing at Auli (Uttarakhand). Auli is a small hill station famous for Skiing in the whole world. Every winter season people from all over the world come here to try this sport. Auli is situated at an altitude of 3049 M (250 Kms from Rishikesh) has ticked all the boxes of a Ski Resort, it has a dorm for low-cost accommodation, Ski Lifts and amazing views of Higher Himalayas. The course is designed & imparted in such a way that beginners can pick techniques & build upon them to pursue the next level. Stay on this page for more information on the Skiing Basic Course in Auli.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive and rest in Auli

Today we drive from Dehradun to Joshimath (you can opt for transportation from us at an additional cost), a road journey of 8-10 hours. The road goes through some of the key places of Hindu mythology like Dev Prayag (confluence of Alakhnanda & Bhagirathi river), Rudraprayag (confluence of Alakhnanda & Mandakini River) one of the panch Prayag of river Alakhnanda. We arrive at the hotel in Auli by evening & a brief introduction to equipment & staff will follow after the high tea.


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Day 2

Skiing in Auli

We will start the day after breakfast at 8:00 in the morning and arrive at the snow slopes where participants are issued with the skiing equipment. Today’s session will cover the basics of using & carrying the equipment on snow slopes. How to walk on snow with Ski boots, standing & balancing on ski, Sliding & gliding techniques will be the lessons for the day followed by practice session till 1:30 PM. Post lunch the day would be free for exploring the place & sightseeing. Being a picturesque destination with a view of mighty Himalayan peaks it is a delight for those who are interested in photography. Evening tea will be followed by a learning-based video session on skiing & one to one discussion with the instructors about the day’s review & plan for the next day.


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Day 3

Learn techniques - Balancing, Stopping, Snow Plough

The day will start typically at the same time as the previous one. We will practice balancing with ski on. The basic technique of stopping that is side fall & recovery position would be practiced follow by snow plough technique in a straight line. The snow plough is where the skis are in a "V" shape It is a very stable position, which also acts as a brake. It is the easiest way to start on the slopes & will practice for the entire session. Post lunch session is free for exploring with video sessions in the evening followed by next days' briefing.


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Day 4

Learn techniques - Turning and practice on gentle slopes

Today the lesson includes how to make turns in snow plough technique & how to stop or apply brakes using the same method. We will get to practice more on slopes & will be the most enjoyable as there will be several long runs on a gentle slope & you will have the feel of skiing & why it is considered as the fastest non-motorable sport. Post lunch session will remain the same as on previous days.


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Day 5

Learn techniques - Sidestepping & Herring Bone

The day starts on the slopes with lecture & demo on basic alpine position, parallel turns & how to move up the slopes with techniques like sidestepping & Herring Bone. Both these techniques would be practiced on a gentle slope & further upgraded to a relatively high level of slopes only upon the evaluation of the participants & there comfort level.


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Day 6

Practice and Competition

This day is kept entirely for practicing the techniques learned on previous days on relatively longer slopes with a small slalom competition among the participants to hone their turning techniques on a faster note. In the evening everyone would be briefed about their learning in the past 5 days & how to improve upon them to take it to the next level.


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Day 7

Depart from Auli

The newly learned sporting skills will the part of one of the many experiences & will push you further for the next level to make you come again on these white slopes. With all the cherished memories & last breakfast with the team, we will leave for Dehradun. You can opt for transport with us at an additional cost.



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Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

There are many places in Joshimath that you can visit. Nanda Devi National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, is where you get to spot some of the endangered species. Narsingh Temple is a sacred place in Joshimath visited by pilgrims in huge number. The temple is a part of Sapt Badri. Visit Shri Shankaracharya Math which is one of the four monasteries founded by famous Adi Jagadguru Shankaracharya. Kalpvriksh in Joshimath is a 1200-year-old Mulberry is considered to be the oldest in India. The tree remains evergreen throughout the year and never sheds a leaf. For more details on Joshimath read this: Joshimath - The gateway to Heaven


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Skiing equipment needed for the course
  • Accommodation during the course
  • Certified Skiing instructor with First Aid certification along with special rescue course
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including Oxygen cylinder
  • Food as per menu during the Skiing course
  • Skiing Permits/Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)

Whats Not Included?

  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Dehradun to Dehradun transport

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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