Ok, here's a logical comparison.
1. Season Pass: Allows you to snowboard for free.
2. Camera: Allows you to be a poser.
Without the season pass, the camera becomes useless because you can't even go snowboarding. Season passes always come before any gear, because you can always man up and ride in a pair of jeans and a Carthart jacket.
Unless of course your a poser, and you stand around in the lodge in this all day long trying to look cool.