If you are working the season and planning on spending a large amount of your free time on the mountain, make sure you are fully kitted out. Buy a board or skis that you are going to grow into, as you will be riding every day and likely outgrow your beginner set in a few weeks.
Make sure all your gear is fully waterproof. There is nothing worse than wet gloves when the sun has gone down as they turn to ice very quickly. Use the right lenses in your goggles and make sure they are good quality as when the sun reflects off the snow it can be blinding. On the other hand, for dull weather whiteout lenses are important, as they offer far more definition so that you won’t encounter any surprises.
Take a bar of chocolate and sun cream with you for the day. These are important items and easy to pop in your pocket. It’s easy to get burnt as the sun’s reflection off the snow intensifies its power. Running out of energy far from home or a restaurant can be dangerous, sometimes you may need a little energy boost.