re: going to the mountain in normal clothes..... contradicts wearing snowboarding/waterproof clothing....
So not to confuse the poor kid......wear waterproof pants, you can def spot some at marshalls or dicks, anywhere they sell ski or board equip will have low end to high end gear. since you're starting, I recommend low end...when I started in 02 I had a Lamar board with jnco pants!! all the season vets know what Im talking about!!!
Def do not try and go up in jeans or sweats, you and ur girl will be misearble, since most of the time you will find yourself on the snow...snow+non waterproof gear= 0 fun! If you want to figure that out for yourself...enjoy, but I dont reccomend it once again.
I also agree with the thick socks, some of those rental boots may not be as warm as you'd like, also a warm pair of gloves is a must
I just got those pants =P. The boots that they were talking about were confusing me hahaha i thought i had to wear my own stuff like timberlans hahahaha i didnt know it wa boots fitted for the board hahaha like bowling shoes i know your supposed to dress in layers whats the middle layer again? i was gonna put on sweats under my water proof pants but that seems like a bad idea.
wool retains something like 80% of its insulating properties even when wet. this is good info as i find my feet sweating a lot.
i find under armor and long john type clothings are the best for underneath. im surprised it hasnt been said, but dress in thin layers. you reatain more mobility this way than a single thick coat and you can always shed one or two layers if you feel the need. once you get moving your fairly warm, falling and picking yourself back up tends to be a good workout. :P
ill be falling a lot kinda looking forward to it
my feet sweat a lot too but no stink