And many of the locals aren't skiing those days anyway.
This is my thought. And this: Everyone is waaaaaaaay overthinking this. This is a daily add-on, and limited purchase. They aren't selling hundreds and hundreds of these to people who ski every day. If they oversell them, then they will have to deal with people who bought and still have to stand in a long line. As for pow days, it's a total crapshoot if you even get snow on the day you pick months in advance.
My feeling is so different. I view it like a glorified singles line, mostly, and we are all free to jump into a singles line to bypass other crowded lines. But mostly, I see it as an upgrade for people who don't get to ski that often. I get to ski a lot, and on weekdays, so I can avoid crowds more easily. I don't mind letting others have an opportunity at that. And I don't agree at all with those trying to differentiate this from hiring a pro on a powder day simply to cut lines. It is the SAME: people willing to spend more money are cutting your line.