My second time EVER snowboarding, I was even in a lesson, I broke my wrist. Both my radius and ulnar styloid snapped. I recall saying that morning that I wasn't going to take my wrist guards because I didn't like fighting with them to get my gloves on over it... I will always and forever wear wrist guards. Asking your then new boyfriend to help you shave because you are in a cast up to your shoulder is motivation enough...
Here's pictures for emphasis!
Wrists aren't supposed to look like this, in case you weren't sure:
Not sure why I'm smiling, as Breckenridge doesn't offer any kind of pain management...but look at those sausage fingers!