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Villa Olivia Resort Reviews

by: Jun - 4th January 2011

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Great beginners slopes for snowboards and skis
Short runs, a bit expensive for lessons, tickets, rentals

Full review

First of all, I love this multipurpose ski resort for beginners slopes. I have taught many people for skiing here over the last few years. I just recently learned snowboarding from this resort. Its got good tow ropes for beginners snowboarders and skiers. All of the people I taught have learn to ski and snowboard on the first time on the same day. They were able to balance, ski down, getting on the tow ropes, snowboard, and getting on the chair lift, because the beginner slopes have a very nice gradual pitch going down. No surprises bumps and sudden drops like other ski resorts. I called this multipurpose resort because it is also a golf resort during Spring Summer and Fall. It has banquet halls for any kind of party...weddings, conferences, birthdays, graduations, or any type of party. The resort can be upgraded for sure, since when I wrote this review from what I read on our daily news, this resort is now owned by the Village of Bartlett sold by a private owners (family owned before). So, hopefully the Village of Bartlett would make many improvements for this resort in the near future since it is very convenient to many suburbs around the area, and they can get a lot of businesses for this resort. It has snow tubing for family of all ages which is the biggest attraction because it gets a lot of kids all the time. The snowboard terrain park is pretty good which is located by the advance slopes with the chairlift and tow ropes also. The chairlift can fit 4 people at a time, but for the most part 2 people would ride it. That is one good thing about this resort, because even a beginner can already learn to get on and get off the chairlift at the beginning of their lessons.

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