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.
Snowboarding Calorie Calculator
Burned calories (KCAL)
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.|
|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 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.