Originally Posted by ShreddinPow32
Bindings such as the customs, freestyle, and missions are user pretty good for those just starting out, plus they're fairly cheap (sunandski.com has freestye bindings for 89$$)
I was going to recommend the freestyle bindings for something cheap to start with, especially since you only go a few times a year. As for the board, I was never a big fan of the T1, but it's not terrible. For something cheap, and fun to throw around on a smaller mountain like you describe I recommend this. New Flow Verve Mens Pro Rocker Park Freestyle Snowboard 2012 Stomp MSRP$356 | eBay
get it in the 152 and have a blast.