Mount Kato Ski Area

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Mount Kato Ski Area
United States
Phone: 507 625-3363

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About the Ski Resort

Mount Kato Ski Area is located in the scenic Minnesota River Valley.

With 19 trails on 55 skiable acres and eight chairlifts (five quad and three double), Mount Kato offers the Midwestern skier a short lift line and a good choice of beginner and intermediate runs.

There is a two-level chalet, cafeteria, rental shop, ski shop and certified ski school on the premises.

Adult beginners may want to take advantage of a free lesson, available when renting a full set of equipment. You must be 13 years or older.

Mount Kato also has private, group and other special learn-to-ski programs taught by PSIA-certified instructors.

Kato Kids is a special program for ages 4 to 12. Children are grouped by their age and ability level.

Lodging accommodations are available within five miles of the ski area.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  24 %

 More Difficult:  59 %

 Most Difficult:  17 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  300 ft
Summit elevation:  540 ft
Vertical drop:  240 ft
Skiable area:  55 acres
Annual snowfall:  50 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  19
Number of lifts:  11
Types of lifts:  2 Tubing Lifts,
 1 Handle Tow,
 3 Double Chairs,
 5 Quad Chairs

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Mount Kato is located one mile south of Mankato in the Minnesota River Valley. The resort is 80 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul via Route 60.