I usually ride with my 11-year-old son and sometimes a couple of his friends. I did have a buddy (actually, our intern from work at the time) who rode with us too, but he graduated and moved a bit further away. Last season my son broke his arm so I did quite a bit of solo riding, which is fun too, but I really do like company in the park since I push myself a bit more that way. That said, my only day on the snow so far this season was last Friday when I hiked the "pre-season playground" (i.e. jibs on the bunny slope) at my local hill by myself since my son said he didn't want to hike.