Calories Burned While Snowboarding

How Many Calories Do You Burn While Snowboarding?

On average, a person burns between 310 – 548 calories per hour while snowboarding. The exact number of calories burned depends on the level of intensity of your snowboarding session as well as your weight and metabolism.

Here is a chart to help give you an estimate for how many calories your burn per hour.

Snowboarding Calories Burned Chart

Snowboarding Calories Burned Chart
LBSKGSCalories Burned Snowboarding 30 MinutesCalories Burned Snowboarding In One Hour
10045120241
10548126253
11050132263
11552138275
12054144288
12557150300
13059155310
13561161322
14064167334
14566173346
15068180359
15570186371
16073190381
16575196393
17077202404
17579208416
18082216432
18584222444
19086225451
19588231463
20091238476
20593244488
21095250500
21598256512
220100262525
225102268536
230104274548
235107280560
240109285570
245111291582
250113297594
255116303606
260118307614
265120313626
270122319638
275125325650
280127334669
285129340681
290132346693
295134352705
300136358717
305138364729
310141370741
315143376753
320145382765

Can I Get a More Accurate Estimate of Calories That I Burned While I Snowboard?

Yes. You can use a heart rate monitor while you snowboard. A heart rate monitor is one of the best ways to measure how many calories you burn in one hour of riding. When you measure your own heart rate, you can see how much effort it takes you to ride your favorite terrain in one hour. The effort you put in while riding, determines the calories you actually burn.

I recommend using the heart rate features on on the Suunto9 Baro Sport Watch while you snowboard to get an accurate estimate of your heart rate. You can also use it to track your runs and the distance you’ve traveled.

What Can You Do to Maximize the Calories That You Burn Snowboarding? 

To maximize the calories that you burn while snowboarding, you need to keep your body moving. Any activity that keeps your body moving will help you burn more calories while you ride.  

Here are seven additional things you can do to keep your body moving and maximize the calories you burn while you snowboard. 

  • Opt for longer trails instead of shorter ones.
  • Focus on linking your turns instead of making disconnected occasional turns. Linking turns will keep your muscles engaged.
  • Seek out steeper, challenging terrain or terrain with moguls. This forces you to use muscles to engage your edge more as you ride.
  • Hike features in the park.
  • Hike challenging sections of the trail.
  • Opt for using a tow rope over a lift where you will be sitting or standing.
  • Take that extra run while your friends use the restroom or go to their car.