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Burn calories with skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports

Skiing, snowboarding and other human propelled snow sports are calorie burners. How many you burn depends on weight (heavier people burn more calories per hour), how fast you're moving, terrain contours, and other factors. The figures below are for an hour of continuous activity (not waiting in a lift line). Being active during the winter burns a lot more calories than sitting inside playing video game. 

You might also want to consider taking the President's Challenge and earning a Presidential Active Lifstyle Award (PALA). Have a blast this winter, get some exercise and earn some kudos for yourself.  





Adults, all but snowboarding:
Adults, snowboarding: Snowboarding by Robert Reichenfeld & Anna Breuchert
Children: calculations are estimates based on consultation with American College of Sports Medicine

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