Unless you are a passholder, early season skiing in the Northeast is $$$$ for what you are getting. Pretty obvious economics; pretty much the hard core want to ski this early and most will ignore price to get on the slopes.
For skiing on Turkey Day Weekend in New England/New York, I'd recommend also checking out:
- Mount Snow (generally has several sections open which tends to disperse the crowds)
- Okemo (top to bottom is a long early season run)
- Sugarbush (Organgrinder is a very good early season steep run to practice on)
- Hunter (New York, Upper KT? is another good early season challenge)
During good ski years, I've personally skied and enjoyed Mount Snow, Okemo and Hunter on Thanksgiving weekend. This year is one of the better. Have to help out my folks, so no turns for me this weekend.