We are debating whether to go Breck or Steamboat this year. Because Breck is more known for its early season snow, we normally go there. We love it, but are thinking about changing it up a bit this year. Have never been to Steamboat, so I'm wondering how busy it will be over the holiday weekend and what to expect in terms of activities (7 and 9 year old). If the snow is rather light, will there be enough to keep us busy with other activities? Are there a lot of vacationers there this time of year? I see so much lodging availibility and great prices that I wonder if it will be somewhat "dead". The slopes are scheduled to open on 11/27, but I'm wondering about their history - do they normally open most of the mountain at that time, or just a handful of lifts? I know it all depends on snow, so what I'm looking for here is for someone to say "Most years....." or "It's rare that.....". You get my drift. Thanks so much!