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Jigyasha Prasad Mar 05 2014

Suggest some tips on skiing in Auli.

Debangana Sen Mar 05 2014
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Following are some tips that you should keep in mind while skiing in Auli or any other skiing destination.

1. Basic Fitness

First of all, make sure that you have a minimum level of fitness to reduce chances of injuries while skiing at Auli. Train for at least a month in the gym, strengthening the quadriceps, calves, abs and arms. Else, run or jog for 20 minutes thrice a week for a month.

Photo of a runner (by tpsdave)

2. Dressing warm

Your body is best kept warm using many layers. Wear warm Long Johns under your clothes and windproof pants and an anorak on top. Pack a pair of woollen gloves that can be worn inside the ski mittens. It’s essential to start the day with dry socks inside warm, dry boots

3. Protecting your head

Skiing in Auli can take a toll on your body. You body mainly loses heat through the head, so cover it up. Make sure your cap covers your ears

4. Protecting your eyes

Photo of a skier wearing snow goggles (by Zach Dischner)

Another useful tip on skiing in Auli is to protect yourselves and your kids by always wearing sunglasses. Snow blindness is painful. You’ll need the extra protection and visibility enhancement of goggles, which you can rent from GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam).

5. Protecting your skin

At 9,500-10,500 ft the air is thin and lets a greater quantum of UV rays enter the atmosphere. Added to this is the bounce and glare of snow. Apply liberal quantities of sunblock and high-SPF lip balm

Photo of a skier walking on the snow (by Sondrekv)

6. Re-hydration

Auli is at a high altitude, so drink plenty of water or fruit juice, but avoid alcohol and caffeine. Carry a water bottle. Also you might see many people indulging in eating snow — never indulge in it as the snow could contain harmful bacteria.

So these were a few tips on skiing in Auli. Keep these in mind to save yourself some grief, and have fun!

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