You'll want snowboard pants. I'd recommend wrist braces and ass padz also if you're just learning. You can put your boots on at the hotel if you're not driving but I typically put them on in the parking lot. After a day of riding you'll want to get those funky ass boots off your dogs ASAP so shoes in the car is always ideal. Gloves are mandatory. Scraping your hands on the snow hurts like a mother. Have fun and stick with it. Most people do not learn in a day.