How many calories does skiing burn?
How many calories burned skiing depends on the level of effort you’re exerting, your body weight and the terrain you’re skiing on. Downhill skiing will burn approximately 300 to 600 calories per hour, although it depends on your body weight.
A downhill skier weighing 155 pounds can burn 446 calories per hour, while another skier weighing 185 pounds will burn 532 calories per hour. Cross-country skiers burn the most calories, approximately 1,000 calories an hour.
Is skiing good exercise?
Skiing is a fun way to get a calorie burning full-body workout that use a range of different muscles and provides a combination of resistance and endurance training.
As a cardio workout, downhill skiing is more or less equivalent to cycling or rowing, depending on intensity as dictated by the terrain. Cross-country skiing is more of a highly functional, full-body workout.