Villa Olivia Ski Resort

Villa Olivia Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Deer Creek, IL.

Villa Olivia is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Villa Olivia Ski Resort.

Villa Olivia Lodging:

Villa Olivia Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Villa Olivia has a total of 7 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Villa Olivia is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 15 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 6 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
15(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Villa Olivia Ski Resort Elevation

Villa Olivia Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 500 feet, or 152 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 320 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 180 feet (55 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Villa Olivia has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
500'(152 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
180'(55 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
320'(98 m)

Villa Olivia Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
20.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Villa Olivia is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 180 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Villa Olivia has 15 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Villa Olivia is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 50% trails are rated as intermediate.
40%(6 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(8 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
10%(2 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Villa Olivia Ski Resort good for beginners?

Villa Olivia is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Villa Olivia Ski Resort Location

Villa Olivia Ski Resort is located in the state of Illinois, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Deer Creek, IL.

Deer Creek, IL 61733 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.63000, -89.39000

Getting to Villa Olivia Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Villa Olivia Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.63000, -89.39000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Deer Creek, IL to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Villa Olivia Ski Resort.

Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL117 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL121 mi
St. Louis Lambert International AirportSTLSt Louis, MO140 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Villa Olivia.

Peoria International AirportPIAPeoria, IL16 mi
Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-NormalBMIBloomington/Normal, IL27 mi
Abraham Lincoln Capital AirportSPISpringfield, IL56 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Villa Olivia Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Villa Olivia Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SnowstarCreek, IL790 ft32%0 mi

Villa Olivia Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation500 ft
Base Elevation320 ft
Vertical Drop180 ft
(40% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  10% Expert)
Skiable Acres15
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Villa Olivia Ski Resort Mountain Stats