By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 31 Jan: The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board is organising a ‘National Skiing & Snowboarding Championship in Auli on 8-10 February. This is being done under the auspices of the ‘Ski & Snowboard Association of Uttarakhand. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam has been made the nodal agency for organising the meet.
The competitions will be held in the Slalom & Giant Slalom (Men/Women, Junior U-21, Junior U-18); Giant Slalom (U-16, U-14); Snowboard- Slalom & Giant Slalom (Men/Women); Snowboard- Giant Slalom (Junior U-21, U-18); Cross Country (Men/Women) categories.
According to Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar, as many as ten teams comprising 250 participants will take part. He expects the event will promote Uttarakhand as a skiing and adventure sports destination. He has appealed to the hoteliers of Auli to help make the event a grand success.
He added that an ‘Uttarakhand Adventure Summit’ will be held in Ramnagar on 20-22 March at which investment will be sought for skiing, water rafting, paragliding and other activities.