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Mount Kato

Address: 20461 Hwy 66, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone Number: 800-668-5286, 507-625-3363
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Mankato
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Owner description: Year-round recreation area for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and mountain biking is located in...
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Year-round recreation area for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and mountain biking is located in the scenic Minnesota River valley.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are some great reviews here and the only thing I would like to add is that the trails are really very short and there is a drastic difference between Green (easy) slopes and Blue (more difficult). Also, the rental snowboards are not like the boards with regular binding but they the boots snap to the board in an odd... More 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was so much fun. I didn't know how to ski but they had lessons and I turned out to be pretty good. It certainly is a place for beginners (but for me that was just fine.) We stayed about 1:00 pm to about 11:00 pm. I will try to return this winter.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Mount Kato is a small ski hill with the big advantage of being lit till closing at 10:30pm or so. It lies on the southwest edge of Mankato. As soon as it is cold enough the hill starts making its own snow. It is a great beginner hill with lessons and rentals if needed. The city ski team practices there... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

In CO this place would get 2/5 but for southern MN it gets 5/5. Employees are friendly, trails are well kept, there's a nice variety of options and the chair lifts are well placed. It's relatively small but it's the best around and better than most ski areas in the twin cities. I've never been there for biking in the... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The runs were well groomed and the Snow was great. The people were really friendly and the food was good but service was extremely slow in the bar

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Windom, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

It's obviously not the mountains (this is Minnesota, afterall), but it's where I learned a few years back and I enjoy going for a few hours. I'm not much of an avid skiier, though. My husband (who loves to ski) enjoys it, although he'd certainly prefer the mountains.

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Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Good place for beginners and really no other options inthe area anyway. Expensive compared to out west. Often not all the ski lifts are going so even if all the runs have snow, you wont be able to go on all of them

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Mankato, Minnesota
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177 reviews 177 reviews
109 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It's not Telluride but for this part of Minnesota Mount Kato is the largest slope you will go down come winter. Several different slopes are avilable pending your expertise, and there is also a nice intertube sledding area. Don't own equipment?...no problem. They have everything for rent from boards, boots, ski, etc. If you get chilly there is also a... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

My whole family truely loved it. An easy drive no it isb't out west but can still be a challenge. We tailgated to save on money they had no problem with it.

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Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Hey ok it’s not Vail! We are in Minnesota the prairie lands remember. We are so fortunate to have this great recreation area so close by to get out skiing, boarding, eating drink and being merry! Could it be better sure, but what would we do if it were gone? Jeff and his crew have really tried hard to improve... More 

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