Suburban Ski Resort Takes Advantage Of Snow, Cold

(CBS) — While many of us were cursing the weather last week, a west suburban ski resort was making good use out of the cold snap.

Suburban Ski Resort Takes Advantage Of Snow, Cold

The couple of inches of snow that has fallen isn’t enough for the 7 ski and snow boarding runs at Villa Olivia in Bartlett, but Superintendent Pete Pope says recent below-freezing temperatures helped them make their own.

He says it normally takes 2 to 3 weeks to put 2 feet of white stuff on the ground but this time it was done in a week.

That allowed Villa Olivia to open on Dec 13th – a full ten days earlier than last year.

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