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“Great skiing for Southern MN” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Kato

Mount Kato
20461 Hwy 66, Mankato, MN 56001
800-668-5286, 507-625-3363
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Mankato
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Owner description: Year-round recreation area for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and mountain biking is located in the scenic Minnesota River valley.
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great skiing for Southern MN”
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 summer but I've heard many locals like it.

Visited December 2012
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Hastings, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friendly”
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

Visited February 2013
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Windom, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to learn!”
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
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good for beginners”
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
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
118 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Nice Hill with Snow”
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 simple snack shack. Come for the day or an evening ski event. Dress warmly and be prepared to have fond memories with family and new found friends.

Visited January 2012
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