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Address: 20461 State Highway 66, Mankato, MN 56001-7328
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+1 800-668-5286
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 09:30 - 16:30
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 22:00

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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Fun time!

If you do not know how to ski or snowboard they have an amazing staff that will help you. Even if your too scared to go down a slope, their staff will come with a snowmobile to... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
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Mankato, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The lift lines are small during the week and later on the weekends, has enough vertical to be challenging to most skiers, or easy for beginners. We went after a snow storm the night before and it was a blast!! Rentals available for all ages, and skill levels.

Thank Joe S
Okoboji, Ia
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and son spent several weekends skiing at Mt Kato. We love the family friendly environment and helpful staff!

Thank 681jeanannm
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2016

If you do not know how to ski or snowboard they have an amazing staff that will help you. Even if your too scared to go down a slope, their staff will come with a snowmobile to bring you down to the bottom! It was a lot of fun! And its fun for all ages!

Thank KimAS810
North Mankato, Minnesota
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is southern Minnesota skiing. My. Kato is a fun place to learn to ski. Instructors do a fine job getting kids and adults going. Food and drinks are a fun way to wrap up the day.

1 Thank Oodey
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

As my first year skiing I was truly blessed to be taught how to ski here my instructor was awesome! I enjoy coming her. I travel from Redwood Falls with my dad to ski and we enjoy every minute of the trails, the great staff and overall we feel welcome coming everytime and have not yet have been disappointed, they... More 

Thank minnesotagirl200
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were here on a Friday skinning from 2:00-4:30. The guys in the boot/ski fitting room were awesome. I didn't even have my paperwork filled out before they were asking me my shoe size. I actually had to get a smaller pair of boots and they helped me get the old ones off, which isn't easy :-) the ski lift... More 

Thank tjbaarty
Mankato, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Mount Kato keeps getting better. The chalet interior makeover is an attractive, fresh change. There are more specials and promotions than ever. New staff are pleasant and efficient. The best part of this hill are the quality, experienced staff and the extraordinary retention of these employees. And the proximity of the hill to South Central Minnesota.

Thank Jeatat
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 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
Mankato, Minnesota
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 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 

Thank Mnmom2009
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105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 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.

Thank Irishgrl_7

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