Wow, Gapers, sounds like someone pissed on your Wheaties this morning! I know I've enjoyed riding the chairs already. I just have realistic expectations and don't expect big pow pow in the area this early in the season. The notion that November and December are big ski months was dreamed up awhile back by the ski area marketing departments after a good early season or two. They've been pushing early openings and folks have been disappointed ever since. If you're skiing the area on the weekend, this time of the season is for catching first lift, skiing real fast for as many runs as you can, and heading to brunch when the liftlines fill up.
If you want to go places that are totally sick, the great thing about Colorado is that there's no one at the border stopping you. I remember a guy who did just that a while back - threw down for a place at the base of Kirkwood, bought the $1000 season pass, then was back in Breck in February because there wasn't enough snow that year to even open - they CANCELLED their season - and all the other areas nearby were hurting so bad...
Its lady luck - sometimes she smiles, sometimes not, but in Colorado its you'll have a better winter if you don't have unrealistic expectations. We don't have as many 30-inch storms as some places do but we usually have a decent season.
Like with anything else, attitude's the key. The best ski area in the world is the one you're at on that particular day...
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse