The Mount Kato Office will be open this Fri and Sat. from 9am to 5pm.
Trying a new sport can be daunting, regardless of if you are 6 years old, 36 or 66. Here are some things to help make your first time fun and memorable. If you have any questions after reading this page, Mount Kato’s staff is here to help you. Give us a call at (507)625-3363
You probably shouldn't expect to conquer expert runs your first time on the slopes, but that doesn't mean you have to stick to the beginner runs either.
Avoid borrowing skis or snowboards from others since they are typically setup based on that individuals height, weight and ability.
You should never find yourself alone on the slopes. Buddy up with at least one other person, make sure you choose ski buddies with an equal amount of experience.
The danger of going with a larger group of people is that they may push you to go on terrain you’re not comfortable with yet.
It’s always a good idea to check Mount Kato’s website to see the latest information on which runs & lifts are open; and to get current weather & snow conditions, all of which are available at mountkato.com/snow-report . We now have lift tickets available online as well. Save time and money by purchasing your tickets beforehand at mountkato.com/tickets .
Familiarize yourself with our facilities at mountkato.com/trail-map. When you get here make sure you pickup a Mount Kato brochure which has a trail map and additional information about our services, features & upcoming events.
Dressing appropriately is key to staying warm and dry. Don’t wear jeans or sweat pants, cotton absorbs water and loses it’s ability to insulate.
Lift Tickets, Equipment Rental Forms & Snow Tubing Passes are all available at the ticket windows on east side of the Customer Services Building.
After getting your rental form at the ticket windows you can make your way to the rental shop where our friendly staff will help you get fitted with the proper equipment for your age size & ability. The Rental shop is located just east of the Chalet, two buildings down from The Customer Services office. Enter the rental at the first door on the southwest corner of the rental building (the side facing the hill). There are counters available to fill out your rental forms. There is also a scale and ruler available to help those that don’t know their height or weight. The rental staff will help fit your helmets and boots as well as adjust your skies and snowboards