How many calories do you burn with Skiing?
Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 411 calories per hour with Skiing. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Skiing or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.
Skiing Calorie Calculator
Burned calories (KCAL)
A cold winter doesn’t mean you have to give up your outdoor activity or fitness routine. Spending time in nature going down a skislope, whith the feel of fresh air hitting your lungs is a great feeling. Because of this, skiing is not only an enjoyable workout, it is also a pleasure for the mind.
Skiing is a great way to burn some calories. You literally spend your whole day moving around and using every inch of your body (most of the day in a squat position!). Even the heavy boots helps to make it a good workout. When walking around with your skis, you will burn heaps more compare to normal walking.
With skiing you can burn about 300 to 600 calories per hour. This time doesn’t include waiting in line or sitting in the lift to go uphill. On average half the time you spend skiing will be downhill. So if you ski for six hours on a day, you have to calculate your burned calories with three hours of skiing.
Skiing can be very intense, without noticing. The nature around you and the concentration it requires to go down the slope will keep your mind busy, not noticing your legs burning. The next day you will feel it …..
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 Skiing?
This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Skiing. The MET value of Skiing = 4.8. 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 Skiing: 4.8
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Skiing for 30 minutes is as follows:
(180 ) * 4.8 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 206 kcal
With 30 minutes of with Skiing you burn 206 kcal.