At this time of year it is prudent to try and prevent hand and wrist injuries when you are skiing and snowboarding. Its a good idea to wear protective splints on the wrists when snowboarding and adopt a safe falling position. If you injure your thumbs skiing please seek early attention to prevent chronic ligamentous injuries of the thumb (skier’s thumb). Injury prevention is always better than the late treatment of sports related injuries.
With all of this in mind, I have on good advice that skiing & snowboarding are addictive and are a wonderful way to spend a holiday with or without the family. So have fun and stay safe!