Alright: Maybe it’s not so much a “hangout” as a necessary mode of transport on a powder day; but besides enjoying the scenery in silence, what else can you do but chat up the stranger wedged next to you? Really—we’ve seen it work. You have a built-in conversation starter—clearly, you’ve got similar interests—so there’s no need to rack your brain for mindless quips. What about the helmets and goggles, you ask? Don’t sweat it: This is your chance to assess your new friend on his or her incredible wit and charm rather than looks, and really, isn’t that the best way to get to know someone? A conversation, a spark, a pint at the lodge (at which point, the smokin’ hotness becomes evident), plans to meet later…and voilà! Needless to say, don’t ride in silence.