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by: Jean undefined - 19th January 2020

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  • 1Aprés Ski
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Proximity to the Chicago area
The place is a dump.

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Don't waste your time or money. Make the drive somewhere else. The ski runs were in horrible shape and were basically ice. The staff was obtuse and passive aggressive. Overall the absolute worst winter ski experience of my life. If you are not an avid skier and are just looking for something to do ...do yourself a favor and go somewhere else this place is a RIP off.

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  • Jean undefined (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.