There is a lot of pre season chat in the ski world about El Nino and what an epic ski season is on it’s way. Great news potentially for the Alps! Thought I’d pull together some articles to update everyone on the coming El Nino and what it could mean for the winter.
What is El Nino? El Nino is a warming in the eastern pacific which leads to extreme weather events around the world. Ski seasons tend to be good in Europe. In 97/98, there was powder day after powder day and amazing ski conditions across the Alps. It could happen it might not, lets round up some information. The official El Nino Wikipedia Page is here.
Powder magazine casts a sceptical eye here
El Nino from the UK
Explanation from the UK’s Met Office
Here is a good piece from the UK’s BBC. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34236010
El Nino from the US
Here is a post from Powder quest a company doing trips to Chile with a US bias. http://www.powderquest.com/el-nino-2015-snow/
Here is the US El Nino official page. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/enso.shtml
Another US Video featuring La Nina
lets hope we have a great ski season.