Maybe I'm not as nice a guy as you think.
I first skied in JH in 1969, when almost no one in the entire world came here. I've skied here during times when you could ski untracked powder inbounds for days after a storm. I've ridden up tram after tram on unbelievable powder days with maybe two or three other skiers. I also ski here now when the tram lines can be over an hour long and the inbounds powder gets chopped up in about four hours.
You know what?
I still love this mountain and I still have excellent, joyous days of skiing even though there are more people tracking up "my" snow and clogging "my" lifts.
I don't begrudge anyone - anyone at all - who suddenly decides to move here. I wasn't born here and never even knew the place existed until I was in college. I fervently believe it's intellectually dishonest for one person who moves to a place in X year to decide that anyone moving in thereafter is less entitled to the experience.
I think it's wonderful that so many residents of mountain towns are so protective of their towns. Without that attitude, the pressures of development can bury the sense of community that makes these places so special. Newcomers often end up being a very important part of the opposition to additional development. (How ironic, huh?)
But I also think that we live in America. We have the right to live where we choose (or where we are able) and we have the right to develop private property as long as we do so within the rules established by our communities.
I'm honestly not at all concerned about this article in Skiing causing a mass influx of new residents (or even skiers) to "my" mountain. Ski media have been calling JH the greatest ski mountain in America for as long as I've skied here and our skier-day numbers haven't jumped significantly in ten years.
I welcome newcomers who want to play on our mountain.