With Mount Kato’s state of the art snowmaking equipment, you can be assured that during winter even if you do not have snow in your backyard, Mount Kato will have plenty! We make real snow. Nothing is fake or artificial about it.

Mount Kato offers the midwest skier a fantastic winter experience with:

    19 Trails - 4 beginner, 8 intermediate and 7 advanced with 100% snowmaking
    8 chair lifts - 5 quad and 3 double 3 handle tows
    4 Terrain Parks
    Snow tubing! Fun even if you don't ski.
    Two-level chalet with food service and The Lift Bar
    Full service Rental Shop

Tech Shop! Certified shop technicians offer precision ski and snowboarding tuning and state of the art stone grinding.

Accessory Shop! Offers a variety of ski and snowboard accessories, including goggles, sunglasses, hats, gloves, pants and more.

Certified ski school featuring a variety of lessons for all ages and abilities.

Days and Hours of Operation


for skiing & snowboarding:

Mon., Tues. & Thurs.
9:30 am
9:00 pm
9:30 am
4:30 pm
Friday & Saturday  
9:30 am
10:00 pm 
9:30 am
9:00 pm 

Other Attractions

Mountain Biking

Mount Kato Snow Report

Mount Kato

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Full Report

Parks and Pipes

Terrain ParkNumber of ParksNumber of Features
Half PipieHalf Pipe CommentsLast Cut
N/A N/A N/As
Night SkiingTubingNight TubingTubing Lanes
No No No 0

Mountain Stats

Top ElevationVertical DropTotal TrailsSkiable Acres
Base ElevationLift CapacitySkiable MilesNight Skiing Trails
14550 0 18
GondolaSix PackQuads DetachableQuads Fixed
0 0 0 5
TriplesDoublesSurface LiftsOthers / Magic Carpet
0 3 2 0

% of Acres
% of Trails21

% of Acres
% of Trails47

% of Acres
% of Trails32

% of Acres
% of Trails
Rental EquipmentAvailableFor ChildrenFor Adults
Alpine Yes Yes Yes
SnowBoard Yes Yes Yes
Telemark No No No
SnowSkates No No No

About Us

The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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