According to fitness experts, you can lose up to five pounds during a week’s skiing holiday. This is because a typical day’s skiing can burn up to 3,000 calories – far more than a session at the gym.

Apparently the steeper the slope, the more calories you’ll burn because your body has to work harder to keep your body balanced. Experienced skiers are also more likely to negotiate moguls – which use up even more muscle power and so burn even more calories.

Not only that, but being exposed to subzero temperatures means your body is forced to raise its own body temperature and it does this by burning off even more calories!

Of course it goes without saying taking it easy on the hot chocolate and pastries along with long lunches can also encourage weight loss. High calorific food and drinking alcohol goes hand-in-hand with skiing holidays, but avoiding them will help you lose weight even faster.


But hey what’s the fun in that!