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What cold-related injuries commonly occur when snowboarding?

Hypothermia and frostbite can occur when snowboarding. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature drops too low, below 95 degrees. Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissue become damaged due to exposure to extreme cold conditions. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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