I like riding with a crew but sometimes the crew isn't always available. And sometimes you don't want to ride with the people who are just starting because that's not beneficial to you. So I'll go on my merry way and cruise around by my lonesome. It's good because you can focus on your riding if you choose to do so, and if you don't want to do that, you can take it easy and soak in the scenery whenever you want. I love stopping in the trees to take a breather and look at everything while it's still covered in snow and all pretty.
On the flip side, you might start the day alone but you can meet some awesome people on the lifts. Who knows, might even find a new riding crew for the day!