by: DKlein - Feb 26, 2012

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 1
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Close to Chicago

    Cons: Price, Tow Ropes, Size, Hoards of Rude Teenagers

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2012

Full review

If you are in need of a quick fix go ahead and go to Villa Oliva. Being off Lake Street in Barlett it is easy to get to. It is so overpriced it's not funny. The so called "Intermediate" areas would be considered the easiest of easy at any other area. With one Chairlift and only two runs really worth heading down this place is hardly worth it. The tow rope drag about 6"-12" in the snow, so they are soaking wet when you pick them up to head back to the top. No matter how good your gloves are your hands will be soaking in minutes. There are also packs of teenagers who just sit at the top and take up all the space and never go down. When they do they have no respect for the others around them. Hate to be so negative but I wouldn't waste my money or time going here again.