It’s safe to say that we have had a bit of a slow start in relation to snow in Europe this winter, but no fear! The El Niño effect is here, and is undoubtedly getting Europe up and running this ski season with amazing snow and, as a result, more-than-respectable snow depths. 


So let’s find out more about the El Niño effect and what a difference it will make to this season’s skiing…
What is the El Niño effect? 
The El Niño effect is, ultimately, a weather system that results in huge snowfalls in Europe and North America.
Taking a look in more depth (for those that want to know more about where we’re getting this incredible snow!), El Niño is a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean that has an effect on the weather across the globe. 
The El Niño effect begins when warm water in the west of the Pacific Ocean moves east, towards the South American coast. The El Niño effect occurs when the Pacific Ocean’s warmest waters are located offshore of north western South America. 
Although it can’t always be accurately predicted, the El Niño effect tends to make Northern Europe much colder and, consequently, there is more snowfall. And this year? Colder it is! What great news for us seasoned skiers! It is now time to book our ski holiday for optimum snow and optimum skiing! 
Where should we ski?
Okay, so the amount of snow has increased all over Europe, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to book any Snowfinder’s location for a ski holiday this season. That said, at Snowfinders, we just had to give a special mention to the Val d’Isere resort in France.
Val d’Isere, France 
A popular ski resort in France, snow is forecast in Val d’Isere for the next week and brings with it tons of opportunity to have an absolute dream ski holiday for 2016. 
Val d’Isere is located in the Savoie region of France and is a huge skiing resort. The hometown of Olympic icon Jean-Claude Killy, you don’t want to miss out on a trip to Val d’Isere this ski season. 
With over 300km of marked pisted runs, as well as unlimited off-piste skiing, the Val d’Isere is a highly recommended ski location for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities (especially with all this year’s snowfall!).
At Snowfinders we have a range of ski holiday options for Val d’Isere. Whether you are looking for a large, luxury, catered chalet or a one-bedroomed apartment, we’ve got a ski holiday to suit you in Val d’Isere!
To take a look at our ski holidays and ski accommodation options in Val d’Isere, click on the following link: 
Want to find out more?
Do you have some more questions about the El Niño effect and its impact on this season’s skiing and snowboarding experience? Or perhaps you are wondering about a ski holiday in Val d’Isere? Simply give us a call at Snowfinders on 01858 466888 or take a look at our website: