Cross-country skiing burns an average of 506 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.
Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Cross-country skiing or other activities.
Calories burned with Winter activities (weight: 180 lbs)
|MET||15 mins.||30 mins.||45 mins.||60 mins.|
|Cross-country skiing, >8 mph||15.5||332||664||997||1329|
|Snow shoveling by hand||5.3||114||227||341||454|
How do we calculate how many calories Cross-country skiing burns?
For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Cross-country skiing is used.
Cross-country skiing has a MET of 5.9.
We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.
- Your body weighs: 180 lbs
- Durition: 60 minutes
- MET value of Cross-country skiing: 5.9
Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Cross-country skiing:
(180 / 2.20462) * 5.9 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 506
What is MET?
MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Cross-country skiing.
* There is no way for METs to accurately estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals when taking into account differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, and intensity of movement, as well as environmental conditions. The result is that energy expenditures will vary from individual to individual even when the same activity is performed.