How many calories do you burn with Snowboarding?

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 454 calories per hour with Snowboarding. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Snowboarding or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Snowboarding

454


Sherman Poppen invented snowboarding in the 1960s, after he decided to strap two skis together. It has flourished into an extremely popular winter sport. In 1998, snowboarding was officially accepted into the Olympics.

A range of different muscles are used when snowboarding. You use your quadriceps and hamstrings to get the board moving, and your calves, hamstrings and quadriceps to make turns and guide the board. The number of calories you burn during one hour of downhill boarding depends on a lot of factors. Snow quality, slope gradient, your weight and the speed you reach all influence the total number of calories burned.

When snowboarding, you can burn an average of about 350 to 700 calories per hour. It goes without saying that this time does not include waiting in line or sitting in the lift to go uphill. On average, you will be travelling downhill for half of the time you spend snowboarding. The rest is waiting and/or sitting time.

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 Snowboarding?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Snowboarding. The MET value of Snowboarding = 5.3. 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 Snowboarding: 5.3
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Snowboarding for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 5.3 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 227 kcal

With 30 minutes of with Snowboarding you burn 227 kcal.