How many calories do you burn with Skiing?

Skiing burns an average of 411 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 Skiing or other activities.

Calories burned with Winter activities (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Biathlon 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 dancing 14 300 600 900 1200
Ice Hockey 8 171 343 514 686
Ice skating 7 150 300 450 600
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 13.3 285 570 855 1140

How do we calculate how many calories Skiing burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Skiing is used.

Skiing has a MET of 4.8.

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.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Skiing: 4.8

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 4.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 411

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 Skiing.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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