Hope this helps
You heard some shoes wont work??? Im curious as to which ones you heard do work with snowboards??? You need boots! they will rent them to you, as well as your board. You will need waterproof jacket and pants so you can be dry and not pissy about being wet, that can be frustrating!
Wherever you decide to go......Look up how much their rental and lesson packages are, all of that info is on the resorts website, you will need to reserve your instructor and a time is given.
Do not fly by the seat of your pants on this issue, you will be sorely dissapointed since its a reserve basis only! so dont plan to take 300 bucks and walk to the window and get ur rental and lessons for two, it wont work out as nicely. call or book online if possible... and fyi whenever you decide to go anywhere, make it a habit to check the weather before you go!!!!!! Trust me!!! It will save you a headache esp if ur driving up in your fancy car, chains arent needed if its not or hasnt snowed in the area. Also you may want to know how windy it is, anything over 12mph may not be something you want to ride in, it can also sweep snow off trails, so get into that habit, it will make for much better riding days.