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
  • 3.6
  • 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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    Villa Olivia Review

    by anonymous_user - 16th November 2007

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    Villa is the closest to Chicago and that is the only reason I occasionally go there. I feel the prices are way to steep for what they offer and its usually ... Full review

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    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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    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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    Villa Olivia Review

    by anonymous_user - 2nd January 2008

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    I agree prices are what you would expect at a much larger resort. Amenities are very poor as well. Wish something was closer and I wouldn't go here.... Full review

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    Price is OUT OF TOUCH - EXPENSIVE

    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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    over priced lift ticket for one lift

    by paul binkowski - 31st January 2014

    Pros: none

    Cons: 1 lift and pricey

    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... Full review

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