Local attitude is a matter of self-defence. visitor attitude includes talking about inappropriate and private and up-tight topics on the chair and on the slope, divorse battles, real estate problems, work calamities, organizational complexities, surgical complications, custody battles....I have to ride single sometimes and visior vibe and attitude is extremely oppressive. Ski bums don't proliferate this crap or slam a bar down on your shoulders because they are thoughtless and acrohpobic or shout across your face, spewing idiocy and phlegm. It may not be possible to adjust your visior attitude in a short ski trip, thus bringing all your frustration, hustle, materialism, and stress with you, on the roads, the slopes, the lifts. Visitors have insufficient time to shed the city/suburban attitude and get into the serenity of the mountains. There, that's my rant, and there is more than one side to attitude. (Of course there are wonderful tourist skiers on the mountain, but, like ski bums, they go un-marked.)
I just get tired of hearing the "you are so lucky to live here" crap and parking lot chaos they cause. It's fun when you're being followed though, hearing the wreck after you lead them off something.