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Mount Kato

20461 State Highway 66, Mankato, MN 56001-7328
+1 800-668-5286
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Worth the trip

Mt Kato was a lot of fun! Going there for 2 days was worth it. They have hills for beginners... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Depends on your expectations

It's Minnesota. It's a river valley hill. But it's all we have. If you are learning to ski or... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good34%
  • Average31%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“southern mn” (2 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
“all ages” (2 reviews)
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20461 State Highway 66, Mankato, MN 56001-7328
+1 800-668-5286
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mt Kato was a lot of fun! Going there for 2 days was worth it. They have hills for beginners, intermediates, and for advanced skiers. You can rent boots and skis. They have a cafe with good food. I guess my only complaint is that...More

Thank delikelly
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It's Minnesota. It's a river valley hill. But it's all we have. If you are learning to ski or board, fine. A day of fun with your friends where you cant get into too much trouble. The tubing is great for a group and especially...More

Thank grlav8r777
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,...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank KimAS810
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank minnesotagirl200
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank tjbaarty
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Jeatat
Reviewed 9 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
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