A general question, but please do be specific.
What age were you?
What got you interested (or who)?
Where was the location at?
Who did you go with (if it mattered)?
What brand was your first board (rental/bought) and how much did your preferences changed since then?
Feel free to add whatever you felt was unique to your own experience.
Also, what you think was the most challenging aspect for (and maybe after?) the first experience for you.
And maybe add one main advice you would personally offer a beginer (learnt from personal experience).
Winter '03 i believe, I didn't start till late, 23.
A buddy of mine was going up and taking some of his family up to teach as well.
We went to Skibowl and used their newbie area, made me realize later how much rope tows cause me to rage.
He tried teaching us some things, but some of his female relatives are the "prissy" type so he spent most of the time with them to keep them from complaining about this or that.
Later that season(or next?) i bought a new shitty LTD Peak 151 board(which i still own) from Play it Again Sports for like 180 bucks, some Burton Hail's and Burton Mission bindings.
Wish i knew then what i know now buying gear, boards specifically as i got ripped off pretty bad looking back lol.
Although i still really like Burton boots and bindings. Although ill look more at other brands this next time i get new ones, but my 09 Cartel's i got a few years back are still doing great.
My advice for any beginner. Dont have your friends teach you. Pay the 30-50 bucks or whatever and take a class from a proper instructor.