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Calories Burned Skiing

Calories Burned Skiing and Snowboarding


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Besides it being a whole lot of fun, an added benefit to learning to ski or snowboard is that snowsports offers a way to get some winter outdoor exercise and burn calories. Here's how many calories are burned skiing or snowboarding.

Calories Burned Skiing

Research indicates that a 155 pound adult can burn 422 calories an hour skiing at a moderate speed and a 70 pound youth can burn almost 185 calories an hour skiing at a moderate speed.

Cross country skiers skiing at moderate speed burn more calories than downhill skiers - about 500 calories an hour.

Calories Burned Snowboarding

An adult between 110 and 200 pounds can burn between 250 and 630 calories per hour snowboarding.

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