This thread reminds me of a funny exchange that occurred this winter between a friend of mine and some recent college grad on a chair lift. So my friend grew up near Placerville - which is about an hour (or less) from South Lake Tahoe. We were at Kirkwood and the guy pulled the "local" card on us, cause he moved out to Tahoe 2 years ago and worked at the resort. Kind of smarmy and annoying, I forget what he said. So my buddy says going back to the age of 3, he's averaged between 30 - 90 days skiing per year, times 30 years, so he figures he's had at least 2,000 days between Heavenly, Sierra and Kirkwood (not counting his other days up at north lake). But surely this guy can show him all the good places to go in his 150 or so days, being "local" and all.
He recently moved to San Franciso while also buying a home right near the CA base of Heavenly. Does that make him more or less of a local than before?