Expect the best but be prepared for the worse weather wise. It's not uncommon to get a good dumpring of the white stuff and if you're prepared for that stuff, it can be a godsend. We've usually hunted south of Wilson Mesa down along Dallas Divide. By the time the third season roills around and the animals have been prestered, you're going to see alot of them on private where acess is zilch. Lew Creek pass area might be a tough one if it receives a good snow.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.