Yeah, skiing alone rules. Embrace it.
When I first moved out west, I rode alone because I didn't know anyone. I made a bunch of friends, rode with them a few times, and then went back to riding alone. Nothing against them, but I just like being able to hit the mountain when, where and how I want without worrying about meet-ups, taking breaks I don't want to take, going to parts of the mountain I don't want to, etc. One good friend had a case of rider's ADD and liked to hit every corner of the mountain on a powder day. If the conditions are good, I don't like wasting time traversing around the mountain and am happy to ride one or two lifts the whole time.
Obviously, riding with people can be fun, too, especially if they're good friends and/or share your style, but there's something to be said about riding alone. Going alone is pretty common for other sports like running, cycling, etc., no reason it doesn't work for skiing. It sounds like your problem is more overcaution - I understand not wanting to get into tight, deep trees alone, but bowls and more open glades should be okay, no?
Otherwise I agree with deliberate's advice. Also, since you live in CO, you probably know some hills pretty well - this only helps you make friends.
In honor of the alone theme, I present one of the best Pearl Jam B-sides (sorry no legit video, so it's just a pic of PJ circa 1992 or so). Great song, though: