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Mount Kato

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20461 State Highway 66, Mankato, MN 56001-7328
+1 800-668-5286
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Early ski outing

Some snow, but due to warm weather, a little early in the year to take advantage of all the runs... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2015
Kevin M
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Great family attraction!

Mt. Kato is located off of hwy 90. It's a typical small "Midwestern" ski area. They have... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2015
Mnmom2009
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Year-round recreation area for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and mountain biking is located in the scenic Minnesota River valley.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 27, 2018
“Good prices, $43 for lift ticket”
Dec 27, 2017
“Worth the trip”
Closes in 6 min
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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20461 State Highway 66, Mankato, MN 56001-7328
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

Some snow, but due to warm weather, a little early in the year to take advantage of all the runs. But still a good experience!

Thank Kevin M
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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...More

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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...More

Thank Irishgrl_7
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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...More

Thank smilemm
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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...More

Thank majesta s
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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...More

Thank Mary S
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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...More

Thank Marcy W
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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

Thank btdrnks2000
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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...More

Thank Amy J
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Reviewed December 1, 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

Thank Happycow1
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