My sentiment is this:
"Come to my mountain and I will show you...assuming you aren't an a-hole."
It took me many seasons to find my favorite, most untracked spots, and when I do encounter someone out there, they are usually friends or acquiantances that I get to BS with for a second. I would kind of prefer to keep it that way.
On the other hand, this in't the front page of the NY times so I wouldn't expect to see an army in my favorite spaces. I don't think the question is, "Did you earn it?"...the question is "how close of a group is this?" I wouldn't tell my good buddy from Vail that he is out of luck when he comes to visit me, ie, go find your own snow. I am going to visit him in a month or so and I hope he lets me in on his little gems.
Similarly, I am a member on an early bronco site and have come to trust and like many of those folks. If they want to know the best of WA, I would invite them to go wheelin with me...no questions asked.