1. Ask for a local’s discount when you’re not a local.
This is the best way to piss one of us off. No, the fact that you pay property taxes on your second home to Mono County doesn’t qualify you as a local. The local’s discount is there so parents who work two and a half jobs in order to pay their mortgage can afford to buy winter coats for their kids. The local’s discount is there so that an 18-year-old kid living off a lift operator’s wage can afford to take his girlfriend out to dinner. The local’s discount is not for you, Beverly Hills neurosurgeon, or you NYC corporate lawyer, or you celebrity dance choreographer. If you are smart enough NOT to ask for the local’s discount, however, us locals are more than happy to answer other questions with some insider knowledge. We’d love to recommend a secret lunch spot or tell you which bar the hot local girls go to. Just know your place as a visitor.