If anything the most reactions I see are the typical groans and ooohs when someone just crashes hard.
That's mostly what it's like where I'm at, but we've still got a decent number of snowpunks mixed in. But they're just that: punks. Call them on it, they'll tuck their tails and back down 100% of the time.
Problems is that it's a lot more widespread in some parts of the country. Midwest and SoCal pop to mind. SoCal just think that they have to be that way because they gotta yo-rep SoCal, bro, dude. I don't know why. Everyone already knows SoCal is like that anyway.
The Midwest lot is another story. They've got something to prove because they want to be known as ANYTHING but ignorant rednecks 4 years behind the trends. So they turn on BET and see how their favorite rap stars are acting in front of the camera. Then they flip to X-Games, and see how their favorite boarders are acting in front of the camera... The rest of the behavior they fill in according to what happens in their fantasy land of coolness. And that's Gospel for how one is cool.
Then you've got the East Coast Italians.
They just go out with a big pizza-sized chip on their shoulder. Anyone from the Tri-state area can relate. Italians = Italian. They're a bit more unpredictable b/c they don't tend to dress like hardcore snowpunks, and a few of them don't back down.
And every last one of them thinks they're original, nobody's ever thought of or done the shit they're doing, and that looking like everyone else while acting the way the TV tells you is a unique form of self-expression.
And hence, skiers, the ski patrol, and the resort management never give the well-adjusted boarders the benefit of the doubt.