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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  • 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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  • 5

    Villa Olivia Review

    by anonymous_user - 21st February 2008

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    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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  • 4

    Small Ski Resort with Quad Chairlift

    by saludares - 6th March 2012

    Pros: Small Ski Resort with Quad Chairlift

    Cons: Overpriced lift tickets

    They just installed a quad chairlift last Nov 2011 and it is now operating. I have made some past reviews that I mentioned about this quad chairlift having ... 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

    Cons: OVERPRICED

    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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  • 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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  • 2

    Way OVERPRICED!

    by DKlein - 26th February 2012

    Pros: Close to Chicago

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

    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... Full review

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