Hey Candace, welcome to the world of snow addiction.
Everyone else here will be slightly politically correct calling it a joy of the winter, but really we are die hard snow addicts that when we don't get it at winter, we go into withdrawl. lol
If you are looking to learn to snowboard, you can goto numerous resorts in the area all within a 3 hour drive of where you are at. First could be Whitetail. Take 270 out of DC then take 70 West until you see signs for Whitetail in PA.
Secondly would be to take 66 west into West Virginia (past my hometown here) and head to Canaan Valley or timberline.
Thirdly would be to take I-270 to I-70 and then I-68 and follow the signs to Wisp ski resort in Maryland.