So why not just go snowboarding by yourself? I do it all the time. Granted, I have a pretty great home mountain, but I don't have the friend circles I did in the Front Range. I've still have a ton of fun and it's great riding whatever you want without a group consensus. I would say more than half of my 50 days out this season were just me on the mountain. BC Riding is a little different, a partner is required for that, but for resort riding? I have no problems going solo. By your post, I don't think backcountry is your jam...yet.