By now winter sports enthusiasts have packed up the truck with ski and snowboard essentials: boards, helmets, pads, and a 50-pound coat. But frostbite and a bruised butt aren’t the only things you’ll have to protect yourself from. Watch out for the life-altering issues your favorite ski resort won’t warn you about. 

this story appears in complex's december 2012 / january 2013 issue

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