This isn't even really worth thinking about, imo. It's all ego and pride without any basis in reality. If it makes you feel better, go ahead and think that way, but it's not necessarily the truth. Fact is, you don't really know who you're riding the mountain with on any given day. And even people that appear to be just intermediate cruisers could be pros having a quiet, relaxing day. What's the point of trying to compare yourself to a bunch of strangers who you catch a glimpse of off the lift, outside of inflating your own ego?
I say this as someone that used to try and put myself among the top tier skiers at any given mountain. I used to think that..oh, I ride crappy hills in NY and PA, so I'm the best out there. But like Bode mentioned, all it takes is one guy speeding past you or one magazine pictorial of someone doing something that you wouldn't even dream of at your home mountain to make you realize that you're probably not shit. If you were, you'd be out there really pushing the boundaries as opposed to sizing yourself up against dads and weekend warriors at some tiny Midwest ski hill. Trying to pretend that you're hot shit is really just self serving and takes away from what you should be focused on: having a good time and making improvements that matter to you.
Did you miss the part where I said this is just for fun? I mean, I am going to be 57 when this season starts. Yeah I am a good skier, but do you really think, that I think, that I am the best skier on the mountain? I am sure that you, as do I and most good skiers I know, scan the hill while on the lift or taking a break on the side of a slope and check out the skiers and mentally compare yourself to them. You know what I mean ex: I am better...better...better....damn that guy is good!. better....better...etc. I am at the point where I really don't notice the lower level skiers any more unless I want to chuckle, but I always notice who is good and do the comparison. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don't. Out west I don't win nearly as often. lol