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Reviews for Villa Olivia

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Villa Olivia that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Villa Olivia stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Villa Olivia review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Villa Olivia vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

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A ski resort's overall star rating displayed here is not calculated based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 3.7
  • Intermediate
  • 2.9
  • Expert
  • 1.9
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2.5
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.6
  • Aprés Ski'
  • 2
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.3
  • Overall Value
  • 3.6

25 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (9)
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  • 4 Star Reviews (3)
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  • 3 Star Reviews (0)
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  • 2 Star Reviews (7)
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  • 1 Star Reviews (6)
  • 24

Don't waste your time or money. Make the drive somewhere else. The ski runs were in horrible shape and were basically ice....

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  • Jean (19th January 2020)

    Don't waste your time or money. Make the drive somewhere else. The ski runs were in horrible shape and were basically ice....

  • Nichole Spalla (19th January 2020)

    I was excited to visit this establishment and ski for the very first time. Unfortunately, it was a horrible experience. The slopes...

  • The Ride Guy (12th January 2017)

    Villa Olivia is a tiny hidden gem. Those looking to introduce family and friends to winter sports have a great facility right...

  • HighFlyingBoarder (12th December 2014)

    Fun close to Chicago place to go ski/snowboard. Friendly staff and usually not very crowded. Prices seem a little bit high for...

  • paul binkowski (31st January 2014)

    Tow ropes are terrible and 1 chair lift that cost $30 for night ticket and $40 on weekends too expensive. 30 min...

  • Jun (6th March 2012)

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

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Villa Olivia Ski Area Now Owned By Park District

Villa Olivia Ski Area has been taken over by an Illinois Park District, and you can look for future improvements in the operation.

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation