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Sun, snow and a lot of skiing…

The destination: Auli in Uttaranchal.

Spent 7 days learning how to ski (out of which we spent most of the first 2 days falling all over the beginners slopes). On the journey to and fro, managed to pack in some time at Dehdradun, Joshimath, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Delhi.

We were lucky, they said, as Auli recorded the highest snowfall in about 15 years. The slopes were absolutely beautiful as a result and we could only watch in admiration as our instructors gave us demonstrations on how to come down the slopes at full speed and look cool at the same time 🙂

It was rather glorious. Waking up to views like this one…

Waking down slopes with gorgeous sights like this all around…

No cars, no roads… just a ski lift that transported us up and down from the slopes…

Coming out of the mess after a heavy meal and drinking in the beautiful surroundings…

Slipping and sliding down stairs like these ones that lead to our dormitory. This is also where I fell and hurt my knees!

The restaurant where we spent most of our evenings playing poker. There was not much else to do in the freezing cold except play cards!

The write-up and more photos will follow soon…

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