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

Mount Kato
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Mankato
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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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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good for beginners”
3 of 5 stars 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

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Mankato, Minnesota
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371 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 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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