Auli is a skiing site lying about 250 km from Rishikesh. It can be accessed by a 3.5-km-long cable car ride to Joshimath. While travelling, one can get panoramic views of the Nanda Devi peak. Auli's 3 km high-rise slopes, having a drop of 500 m, are ideal for skiing. At this height, the speedy winds accelerate the skier's movement while the slopes balance their velocity, making Auli one of the best skiing grounds in the world. January to April is the best time to try this.