ryan, trolling for an answer 'cause of my tag line?
There are friends on powder days. 6-12" I'll ski with most people. 12-24" I prefer to ski with people who can ski deeper powder, and who do so quickly. Powder tends to track out quickly, and I want my fair share before ducking to my secrets. Anything up to 30" and I'll ski alone if I can get more vert.
I'll help a buddy find a ski in the deep stuff, I'd want them to do the same for me. But if I get to the bottom, I'll get in line and hold a spot for you until a cute girl comes along, or the line fills in. If its taking you that long to get down, you might need some help up top. Bring an extra set of poles, those tend to be the first victims on epic days. Leave the powder straps at home.
Anything over 30" and I do my best not to ski alone. I've been burried and needed help before or I would have had to make my peace (Utah Bears know the story). Having a buddy along until the snow stablizes is good insurance on deep days. Slides happen in bounds, even after patrol work. I released 2 off Supreme last season, small, but but they still slid. One carried me down a chute. And sharing storys over a cold beer with a buddy is better, as well as having somebody help keep you awake on the drive home.
If I can't keep up with you, take off, I'll meet somebody on the next chair. Just expect me to do the same.