Gore tentatively has Nov. 23 circled as the opening date to start the early-season riding. Living in New York, especially in the Adirondacks, you know that's subject to change. Sometimes things get going earlier. Sometimes later. We vote for earlier. What's dead certain, though, is the date when pre-season specials end. Nov. 9 is the cutoff for saving a C-note-plus on season passes. Or, you're payin' top dollar, sucker, from Nov. 10 on. So get with the program.