Warm temperatures have delayed the start of the season for the Nordic Ski Club in Fort Saskatchewan.
Local cross-country skiing trails don't have enough snow and are covered in ice, creating unsafe conditions for athletes.
"I wouldn't recommend people to ski on the trails right now," said Craig Lukie, acting president of the Nordic Ski Club. "It's hard to control yourself on this kind of ice. We should wait until we get more snow."
The conditions have put a delay on the start of the regular skiing season.
"We had decent conditions in the first half of November," said Lukie. "It was starting to look like a good season but then it started melting too much and we haven't gotten any fresh snow."
The Nordic Ski Club is hoping to see some more snow in January to help the trails.