Mountaineering and Skiing Institute (M&SI), Auli

Mountaineering and Skiing Institute, a premier Institution of the country on Mountaineering and Skiing was established in 1973 as a Winter Craft Wing of the Force. In 1990 it was re-christened as Mountaineering and Skiing Institute.

(i) The Mountaineering and Skiing Institute imparts specialised training to the members of the Force in Mountaineering, Skiing, Survival in High Altitude, Rescue Operations and River Rafting. Specialisation of the Institute in these disciplines attracts trainees from Central and State Police Forces, including Defence Forces. It is a matter of pride that the Institute conducts pre-Antarctica induction training for the Indian Expedition in Snow/Ice Craft and Survival Techniques in High Altitude.

(ii) The alumni of this institute has represented India in Winter Asiad, World Police Games, and its rafters have established a record in River Rafting in Alaknanda-Ganga from Vishnu Prayag to Rishikesh through turbulent waters and rapids over a stretch of 265 Kms in 1994. The 'famous mountaineers' of the Force have been trained in this Institute.