How many calories do you burn with Cross-country skiing?
Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 506 calories per hour with Cross-country skiing. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Cross-country skiing or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.
Cross-country skiing Calorie Calculator
Burned calories (KCAL)
with Cross-country skiing
Major attractions of cross-country skiing include being outdoors and feeling at one with the nature around you. While doing an awesome workout, it's easy to take in the beautiful scenery around you. Most of the time, you will be in quiet and peaceful surroundings. No crowds, no waiting for the lift, no sitting in the lift. And it's significantly cheaper than skiing!
Cross-country skiing is one of the best outdoor cardio exercises. You use almost all of your muscles, and it is significantly more efficient than only using your arms or legs. Cross-country skiing is also lower risk than many of its associated sports.
Calories burned with Winter activities (weight: 180 lbs)
|MET||15 min.||30 min.||45 min.||60 min.|
|Cross-country skiing, >8 mph||15.5||332||664||997||1329|
|Ice skating, >9 mph||9||193||386||579||772|
|Snow shoveling by hand||5.3||114||227||341||454|
|Speed skating (competitive)||13.3||285||570||855||1140|
How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Cross-country skiing?
This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Cross-country skiing. The MET value of Cross-country skiing = 5.9. We multiply the MET value with the person's body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.
A person weighs: 180 pounds
MET value of Cross-country skiing: 5.9
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Cross-country skiing for 30 minutes is as follows:
(180 ) * 5.9 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 253 kcal
With 30 minutes of with Cross-country skiing you burn 253 kcal.