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Mount Kato Ski Area, Minnesota

Short Lift Lines

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.


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Mountain Statistics for Mount Kato Ski Area
Base Elevation: 300 ft (91 meters)
Summit Elevation: 540 ft (165 m)
Vertical Drop: 240 ft (73 m)
Skiable Area: 55 acres (22 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 50 in (127 cm)
Longest Run: 2,100 ft (640 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 8
Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,650 per hour
Types of Lifts: 3 Handle Tow
5 Quad Chairs
Number of Trails: 19
Trail Ratings for Mount Kato Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 24%
More Difficult: More Difficult 59%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 17%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Mount Kato Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes