Driving is a nice option, especially during peak travel periods.
Summit County has the snowmaking capacity, but would be crowded. Loveland would be one of the better places on the front range, but you'd still have to deal with I-70 daily.
If the snow is good, I'd avoid Summit and go to a small place like Ski Sunlight, Wolf Creek or Monarch.
I like the idea of avoiding the crowds, but...
1. Sunlight doesn't open until the first week in December. Rarely they will open for Thanksgiving if they have an exceptional Fall, but that snow needs to fall early enough for them to advertise the opening to actually get people to book it.
2. Monarch shoots for a Thanksgiving opening, but is 100% natural snow and about 3 years in ten needs to push off to open a bit.
3. Wolf opens when there is snow, which about 3 years in 10 is Halloween, and most years is by Mid November. They will open first week in November if there is ANYTHING down on the ground, but some years there isn't. About 1 in 10 years there is no snow at Christmas.
Of the list, I'd choose Wolf for a November trip- the ski school is affordable, the place is friendly for a beginner, and most years, snow is in place with a lack of crowds. The downside is that Summit can guarantee you a white surface on at least a few runs while Wolf can only do so on the 300 foot bunny hill where they have snowmaking.
I would not choose to be a first-time ever skier in November in Summit County/Loveland. Defensive skiing is very important in WROD season.