Yep that's big news. Generally AB is pretty boney until springtime and usually the Dive doesn't open until close to new years (or even as late as Feb Mar) but the start to this season has been exceptional. The eastern prairies have bee in full-on winter since early Oct and as u mentioned AB has been getting plenty of snow the past few weeks.
K-Pow is always on the ball with condition updates on their FB page. The Dive in November... right on!!