We begin in the snowboard shop. There is a fairly simple choice when it comes to wax: hot, cold or multipurpose (or universal). The differences are self-explanatory: cold is best for cold weather, hot is for warmer weather and multipurpose is the all rounder wax is probably best recommended to those who are going to the mountains for more casual sport rather than to be ultra competitive.
Take a look at the packet for temperature ranges and do some research about your resort. Match the two up for maximum effect and the correct choice of wax.