I don't know how it is in the rest of the world, but here in Europe it's way too mild for the time of year.
The traditional ski-countries (France, Austria and Switzerland) are complaining about the fact there is practically no snow in The Alps.
As a result, lots of people who had booked a ski-holiday are cancelling. Here in Belgium you have the opportunity to take an insurance for snow-certainty. If there is practically no snow in the area where you have booked, you can cancel your trip or exchange it for another trip.
But... be careful to read the small letters! Like with any insurance, there are restrictions and if you don't read carefully you might end up with sticking to the trip you booked, with or without snow!
And not everyone wants to pay the extra to have a snow-insurance. Most people think it will snow in time for Christmas.
In the resort where we are going to there is some snow, but not a lot. In the village you don't see anything of it. Only up the mountain some of the slopes can be skied on.
What a piece of luck we don't go skiing anymore! Since my sister's accident we only go walking and for that it doesn't matter whether or not there is snow. And to be honest, no snow is better. Then at last you won't slip on some ice covered by snow!
Nevertheless, we'll carry our spikes in our luggage. You never know. It can begin snowing once where're there.