Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Villa Olivia

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Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.6
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 55.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.6
  • 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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  • 2

    Villa Olivia

    by snowguy7 - 23rd February 2009

    Pros: Great Location

    Cons: Small, short runs

    $30 for a ticket here is ridiculous!! It was very small, really icy, and the kids with us did not enjoy it at all unfortunately. We only stayed for a co... Full review

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  • 2


    by istink - 13th February 2009

    Pros: Close to Chicago

    Cons: OVER PRICED, Tow ropes are horrible, overall poor

    Not a bad hill for being so close to home, but WAY overpriced, so I take a little longer ride to WI. Staff is not very friendly. Tow Ropes are the worse. ... Full review

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  • 5

    Great place to learn

    by saludares - 29th January 2009

    Pros: Great for learning

    Cons: Too short of a run.

    This is a place nearby our home, great for beginners with their bunny slope and intermediate hills, I just taught skiing to a few of my friends this year Ja... Full review

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  • 4

    Close to Chicago but Far from good.

    by kevmanetti - 25th December 2008

    Pros: Close to Chicago, Close to many restaruaunts, Begginer and Intermediate Friendly


    The place is not too bad being that its close to home in Chicago. Cant expect much but could be better. The runs are short and there are only a few o... Full review

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  • 1

    The Only Reason to to go Villa Olivia

    by kleimany - 7th October 2008

    Pros: Challenging fairways

    Cons: Not for skiing

    The only reason to go to Villa Olivia is to golf. In the summer. If you're thinking about skiing, for your sake, and your children's, invest the time in a... Full review

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  • 5

    Villa Olivia Review

    by anonymous_user - 21st February 2008



    Perfect local place to learn.. reasonable rates and nice people there.. we had a great experience.. even my little guy, "Flippers" said he never had so much... Full review

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