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Address: 20461 Hwy 66, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone Number: 800-668-5286, 507-625-3363
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Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Year-round recreation area for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and...
Year-round recreation area for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and mountain biking is located in the scenic Minnesota River valley.
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Great family attraction!

Mt. Kato is located off of hwy 90. It's a typical small "Midwestern" ski area. They have excellent kids lessons on the weekend and you'll be amazed that your kid can ski after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Mt. Kato is located off of hwy 90. It's a typical small "Midwestern" ski area. They have excellent kids lessons on the weekend and you'll be amazed that your kid can ski after one full day of lessons under the "Kato Kids" ski program. The staff is friendly and and it's a very safe place for your kids to go... More 

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Iowa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If it's your family's first time on a ski slope, this is a great place to learn. Wonderful instructors and helpful attendants in the rental shop. Nice beginner runs. Eating in the lodge is expensive. You can bring your own food and eat in indoor picnic area.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
123 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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