Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Villa Olivia

Planning a ski trip to Villa Olivia? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Villa Olivia stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Villa Olivia review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.6
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 55.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.7
  • Nightlife
  • 2.6

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 52%
  • Beginner
  • 81%
  • Families
  • 71%
  • Intermediate
  • 48%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 48%
  • Advanced
  • 29%

Helpful Highlights:

Tow ropes are terrible and 1 chair lift that cost $30 for night ticket and $40 on weekends too expensive. 30 min extra drive to Alpine for about the same pr...

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  • 5

    Brand New Quad Chairlift with foot rest

    by saludares - 15th January 2012

    Pros: Installed a brand new quad chairlift with a cage foot rest

    Cons: Short runs

    This facility is now owned by the park district of the city of Bartlett, IL. If you are a resident of this city, they give you a lift ticket discount. At th... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Learning Resort for Snowboarding and Skiing

    by saludares - 18th February 2011

    Pros: Enough length of runs for beginners

    Cons: Need some upgrades like magic carpets.

    Good enough length of beginners runs for those who are willing to learn snowboarding and skiing. The resort need some magic carpets though just like other r... Full review

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  • 1

    Villa Olivia

    by taraackermann - 6th January 2011

    Pros: close for people in Chicago-metro area

    Cons: really expensive, very small, not much veraity in terrain, was crowded for its size

    This place was very small and someplace I would go again. The staff was very young and not very professional. The rental area was very small and did not pro... Full review

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  • 5

    Great beginners slopes for introduction of snowboarding and skiing

    by saludares - 4th January 2011

    Pros: Great beginners slopes for snowboards and skis

    Cons: Short runs, a bit expensive for lessons, tickets, rentals

    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 l... Full review

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  • 2

    villa olivia

    by wolfman - 21st December 2009

    Pros: learn to ski

    Cons: very small

    I've taken all my kids here and Four Lakes to learn how to ski or snowboard. The pic is of my 16mo. old skiing for the first time!... Full review

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  • 4

    Close to our place for a quick weekend skiing

    by saludares - 2nd March 2009

    Pros: Close to our place for a quick weekend skiing

    Cons: Beat up locker rooms, restrooms are too far.

    We just skied on February 21, 2009 which was Saturday during another snow storm for the Midwest. Lockers room and where you get your rental equipments are s... Full review

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