I don't think anyone can honestly predict how conditions will be around Thanksgiving. They're just too variable. The last couple of years, we've had incredible openings (we open the day before Thanksgiving), with seemingly mid-season conditions. Three years ago, I think, there wasn't even enough man-made snow to open, so the opening was delayed for a week. During that week, it dumped and dumped, so the delayed opening was great. You just can't know in advance. With apologies to the Summit County resorts and Vail, we've recently had better early season snow than they've had.
After being away from home during your last couple of visits, I'm definitely planning on remaining here for your next one. Give me a call when you arrive. Let's hope for late season conditions as good as last year's. Hope your son was able to get up on the mountain over the past few days. I got to play in the powder each day!