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.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Cross-country skiing

506


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.
Biathlon, copetitive 13.5 289 579 868 1157
Cross-country skiing 5.9 126 253 379 506
Cross-country skiing, >8 mph 15.5 332 664 997 1329
Ice Hockey 8 171 343 514 686
Ice dancing 14 300 600 900 1200
Ice skating 7 150 300 450 600
Ice skating, >9 mph 9 193 386 579 772
Skiing 4.8 103 206 309 411
Sledding 4.4 94 189 283 377
Snow shoeing 5.3 114 227 341 454
Snow shoveling by hand 5.3 114 227 341 454
Snowboarding 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.