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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
 Don’t worry, Jackson locals. Nobody hates you as much as you hate them. Furthermore, none of us can ski as well as you do (aside from everyone at Whistler, Squaw, and Snowbird). Nor can anyone hike as fast (aside from everyone at Revelstoke, Aspen, and Baker). Until we can, we’ll continue to humor you.

Honorable Mentions: Snowbird, UT | Squaw Valley, CA

I found this funny because I never had an issue with anyone at Jackson Hole ever. The 2 I have had issue with are these.

Squaw on the other hand I got shit for having snowbird stickers on my skis.

and at MRG someone told me to get out because I had burton gloves on. right, like I am going to listen to an old racist codger. 

So where do you feel has the most condescending locals?




post #2 of 26
please be careful in terms of egging the squaw gang into competing to take the top spot for the next season. this is a talented group of attitudes that could easily be holding back because they did not no there was a competition, or that anyone was keeping track.

i am concerned about the fury squaw may release on the world when they find out that they were not #1!!!!

jim
post #3 of 26
All the locals in Jackson Hole are great people.  To go one step further.  On powder days everyone on the mountain has a this huge big smile that just doesn't go away.  Of course if you are a local and made the mistake to go into work on a powder day, then maybe your not so happy.    I did make the mistake to say hi to a ski patroller plowing snow with the snowcat at Corbets Cabin after a 2 foot dump that night.  He was a little grumpy.  But that was perfectly understandable.
post #4 of 26
Well, I'm glad we finally won SOMETHING in those skiing rag rankings.

It's about time.

All the rest of you just WISH you could be as condescending as we are.

So there!
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Well, I'm glad we finally won SOMETHING in those skiing rag rankings.

It's about time.

All the rest of you just WISH you could be as condescending as we are.

So there!
You forgot this
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Well, I'm glad we finally won SOMETHING in those skiing rag rankings.

It's about time.

All the rest of you just WISH you could be as condescending as we are.

So there!

:D

yeah well could you imagine how many people would ski there if you guys had Deer Vallets level of costumer service and one piece snowsuits! The Irony is proclaiming jackson hole the most condescending actually help the locals out. more powder for you :).

In all honestly I have never had a bad experience with anyone at Jackson Hole
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
I am also curious how did alta not win this?
post #8 of 26
I've gotta say I've never really felt the supposed heavy "local" vibe at Alta. There's the idiot sophomore year dishwashers who act like their life depends on being ahead of everybody on the traverses, but they're all faily easy to crosscheck. I've never really felt a heavy local vibe anywhere actually.Maybe I just don't let it bother me?
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Well, I'm glad we finally won SOMETHING in those skiing rag rankings.

It's about time.

All the rest of you just WISH you could be as condescending as we are.

So there!


Quit gloating, if they included European resorts JH wouldn't even be in the top 10.  And, what happened to Quebec anyway, was this just USA or all of North America?
post #10 of 26
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I've gotta say I've never really felt the supposed heavy "local" vibe at Alta. There's the idiot sophomore year dishwashers who act like their life depends on being ahead of everybody on the traverses, but they're all faily easy to crosscheck. I've never really felt a heavy local vibe anywhere actually.Maybe I just don't let it bother me?

niether have I, but I am just saying it gets alot of shit
post #11 of 26
We're not all bad... Don't believe the hype. Anyway good PR, bad PR- it's all PR!
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

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Honorable Mentions: Snowbird, UT | Squaw Valley, CA

I found this funny because I never had an issue with anyone at Jackson Hole ever. The 2 I have had issue with are these.

Squaw on the other hand I got shit for having snowbird stickers on my skis.

........
So where do you feel has the most condescending locals?





Come on. You're makin' it up about Squaw. You can take whatever you have and stick it......         wherever you please.

You know, back when Snowbird was in its first few seasons, compared to Alta, it was considered kind of up-scale, shi shi, and overpriced. After all, for $8 you could ski up the road at Alta, or you could stay here in high-rise condo-land with the shops in the cable car complex, and shop for some bogner until the snow stops snowing, and ski for $40. I saw it there, mid 70s. Now, Snowbird has gotten very core in 30 years, doing well in the Big Mountain comps and such, and the rest of the world has caught up with their prices. 
 
At the very same time Squaw was in its glory days and going off big, and off in a way different direction than Snowbird. So I don't see how an area that was in rich velvet pampers in the 70s could throw down in a condescention match off with Squaw Valley. 

And the only Legend Pro Riders you could ever buy dirt cheap were the ones they stuck the white Snowbird Edition sticker on. $399.  People said: go ahead and buy them, just put a Squaw sticker over it. done.
Edited by davluri - 11/28/09 at 9:38pm
post #13 of 26
If you ski like a local, you'll be accepted like a local. Show up like a gaper and you are one.

It's like that everywhere it seems.

I guess you get bored after your 100reth day and there's no fresh powder or decent lines in the bumps so you bash the tourists. It happens everywhere. I can honestly say I've been guilty of that. Making fun of the people skiing with cloths out of the seventies and smelling like mothballs. Sorry.

But to answer your question, Killington has the most unfriendly people i've ever whitnessed. I don't care to ski there again.

Someone should start a thread about the friendliest. I would put Steamboat at the top of that list.
post #14 of 26
US Resorts are noe even in the race when it comes to local attitude.
In Europe, lift lines are like drag races.
Relax for a second and some German is standing on your skis and pretending you don't exist.
The US is going to have to bet real tough to compete in this league!
post #15 of 26
Locals are not condescending, tourists are just afraid!
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by dakine View Post

US Resorts are noe even in the race when it comes to local attitude.
In Europe, lift lines are like drag races.
Relax for a second and some German is standing on your skis and pretending you don't exist.
The US is going to have to bet real tough to compete in this league!


That has nothing to do with the "local/tourist" thing.
97% of the  times that "pretending German" is as "toruist" as much as anyone else, not "local".
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post




Quit gloating, if they included European resorts JH wouldn't even be in the top 10

Yeah, I think Mr Nobody hit this one. There isn't really a local ski culture at most Alps ski resort. Alagna is fully of hardcore Swedes, Verbier is full of Brits and Aussies. Chamonix, maybe, has a core group of local (eg, French) rippers who probably look down at everyone else, but there are so many great skiers from all over the world there that it'd be hard to say who's local and who's not.

At US resorts, I never think the locals are the worst element. Sure, there's that whole bro thing at Jackson Hole, and the whole high-priest-of-powder thing at Alta, but it's not really so bad, is it? I've never been to Squaw...
post #18 of 26
I'm guessing the people who said that were there the same week as The Gathering last year and thought we were locals?
post #19 of 26
 Uncle Louie - did you misinterpret Loco for Local? 
post #20 of 26
My experience in JH has a very Epic spin to it. Two years ago, I linked up with Finndog who I did not know via an Epic thread as we both were there on the same week. From that link, Finn and I met and skied with Bob Peters, TetonPowderJunkie and Skiing in Jackson. This year will be the third straight year we've returned. My general observation is the locals are very accommodating and good people. But, anywhere people travel, you've got to reach out and interact in a positive way. Show enthusiasm and you'll be treated great.

Oh yeah, the medical staff at the JH ski clinic are great people to treat you. They ski patrol is really cool when they are taking you down the hill. But please, just take my word for that and don't duplicate the experience.
post #21 of 26
In terms of local vibe, the Pain Train stuff and its internet saturation didn't mean that those guys were viewed as heavy locals, by locals.  They viewed themselves as heavy locals, big diff.  See gaper and core definitions.

I've found everyone who rated as a local in, say, Jackson (not where the pain-trainers are for those who may wonder), pretty low-key.  In some cases they may have been able to do some of the things they did because they were safely enveloped in a protective, ego-rich cloud, but that's cool, they did them.  The diff between someone like them and the pain-trainers is they know where on Buck Mountain it all goes down.
post #22 of 26
This is pretty funny.
Judging by the tiny size of Jackson just a few years ago, I doubt if any of these people are locals. These are just  self-congratulating recent immigrants from  various other areas of the country. Not that i can blame them for congratulating themselves, Jackson Hole is about as beautiful a place as i can imagine and a great place to ski.
post #23 of 26
 What does a condescending local look and act like?  I'm not sure I've ever really seen one.  I've seen kids act like jerks, but that's not condescension.  I've ridden the chair with people that don't want to talk, but that's not it either.

If any place has condescending locals it would be Mt. Baker.  There are a lot of bros that are very full of themselves (usually they're wannabes) but they seem to be in their own world and don't interact with us old farts or families. 

So, could someone define condescension in this context so I can better spot it?
post #24 of 26
 The observer is the observed. My own conception is what I see. "We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are." --Anais Nin
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 
Squaw on the other hand I got shit for having snowbird stickers on my skis.


That's kind of like going to a Steelers game in a Packers jersey!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post



If any place has condescending locals it would be Mt. Baker.  There are a lot of bros that are very full of themselves (usually they're wannabes) but they seem to be in their own world and don't interact with us old farts or families. 
 

2nd on Baker.
Worked there for 3 seasons in the early 00's and hated on everyone who lived west of Maple Falls.
I even hated other locals, but then again I pretty much hate everybody

Heavy competition with the masses for fresh pow drives ganja loving brahs into hate filled frenzys.
You know a place is bad when the locals hate the locals.
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