Regarding access to skiing here in Jackson, this morning they "oversold" ski school. So it was about 250 folks ahead of the public. On the other hand, the Hobacks have yet to open this year, except I and about 50 other season pass holders have about 20-30 runs each in them this year
In the end it cuts both ways, you can buy access, or you can be "on the inside" and get access too.
I was at Sublette chair at about 9:13 this morning, so I would have beat anyone coming from the early gondola.
I did have to leave my house at 6:30 this morning, but by all accounts the back dock was way more of a shit show at
the tram than the public maze.
Just a snapshot of a powder day from an average local.
I have absolutely no problems with locals making turns. I have done my share of boot-packing or obstacle uncovering runs while working with patrol or lately, as a paying customer. What I have a problem with is showing some loyalty to a resort by being a multiple year season pass holder and having 700 or so acres pre tracked on a 14" mid-week powder day that many pass holders took a vacation day off to ski. In the past, that stuff was reserved for places like the Yellowstone Club and we all know how that worked out.