Good news Alpental fans! According to a Turns All Year post, Alpental may open December 2, Alpental 2011_2012:
We are looking at just about enough snow to operate (Dec 2nd?), so the plan is to begin setting up, and perhaps even do some avalanche blasting, starting on Monday Nov 28th. That means that Sunday the 27th will be the last day of unrestricted uphill travel and we will begin the winter travel policy.