How Many Calories are Burned Shoveling Snow?

by Suzanne Hiscock

Mother Nature likes pack a wallop in the wintertime. She’ll dump snow like there’s no tomorrow — which is what it feels like when you’re in the middle of a blizzard! But the sun does shine the next day…on a vast expanse of endless snow that isn’t going to shovel itself.

So, how many calories do you burn shoveling snow? Use my calories burned calculator to find out:

How Many Calories Are Burned Shoveling Snow

Enter your weight and the amount of time you shoveled snow and click the “Calculate” button.

So, how many calories did you burn? Was it more or less than you expected?

And one last question: when’s summer going to get here?

Shovel safely: take your time, lift with your knees not your back and keep warm.

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About the Author

Suzanne Hiscock is a PN L2 Certified Master Coach, ACE-certified Health Coach, as well as an ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. For over 20 years, she's been helping people lose weight and get fit through her website,

And she’s really TRULY SORRY ABOUT THAT. You see, she didn’t realize she was contributing to diet culture; she just wanted to help people feel better. But losing weight isn’t the way to do it. She’s on a mission to change all that with an anti-diet approach. So, pardon the dust on the floor as the website gets revamped.