Adelboden in Switzerland, which hosts most of the skiing World Cup, is being forced to run the race on artificial snow this year.
Course director Toni Hadi said: “The climate is a bit changing but what should we do here? Shall we stop with life? Everything is difficult.”
Unseasonably warm weather and low snowfall has forced some European ski resorts to close just a few weeks after opening.
The northern Alps and French Pyrenees are particularly struggling for snow.
Temperatures in France in December were the warmest for 25 years, according to national forecaster Meteo France.
The closures include Ax 3 Domaines, a resort near France’s border with Andorra, and a partial closure of both the Le Gets and Morzine in Portes du Soleil.
The lack of snow has revived concerns about rising temperatures linked to climate change, with patches of grass, rock and dirt visible on Monday in some of Europe’s top skiing destinations.
Recent temperatures in Europe have shown warmer-than-average conditions. Poland has seen daily highs in the double digits in recent days.