"usual"? no. much higher % of tattoos and piercings out this way.
You're sure to get more thorough replies but, suffice to say, Mammmoth is world-class snowboard area and as such is a considerable magnet for them. the park and pipe scene on the mountain is HUGE. i have not personally noticed any higher a percentage of boarders on the hill (as opposed to summit county or park city, per your example), and you'll even find some that get down steep moguls pretty darn admirably. that's percentages; as for crowd MASS, you will definitely have plenty of company.
Again, you'll hear more from those at mammoth more than i have been. as for crowds, YES, expect them during that time frame. You'll be able to introduce yourself to a considerable portion of the southern california skiing/boarding population.
[ October 09, 2003, 02:19 PM: Message edited by: ryan ]