Pros: Improvement Focused, Small, Affordable
Cons: Small, Limited Infrastructure, Remote
Even by Pennsylvania standards it is a small ski area at only 515 vertical feet. There are several other Central PA resorts that approach 1000 feet of vertical, and nearby Ski Denton has a steeper layout than Sawmill.
That said, it still made for a pleasant (and surprisingly so) day of skiing. The base couldn't have been much more than six inches, but what they had was holding up well. I was there on a holiday weekend, and even then at three in the afternoon the snow was still staying firm, but easy to grip and not icy. With as much freeze/thaw as we have been going through I was surprised at the quality of their snow.
Additionally they do a fantastic job with their terrain parks. The last time I had been to Ski Sawmill a few years back my memory was that the terrain features were much too large for their limited vertical. I remember going at full tuck at a jump from as far away as possible and still coming up short on the landing. They have now made them more size appropriate. I am not much of a park person in general, but on a small hill that lacks moguls or trees to challenge me I enjoy it and the parks were definitely something that they do well.
They have also added a triple chair that they bought from Ski Shawnee as of last season. It doesn't travel any faster than the double chair, but it does increase their uphill capacity significantly and is much easier than having to traverse uphill from the double chair or ride the T-Bar up the headwall to access the advanced trails and NASTAR course on the right side of the trail map.
For the non skier, their tubing hill is entertaining. I skied while my family and some friends tubed. I ducked over to watch them (and jump in for one run) after skiing and it was a blast. Their tubing setup is fun and very entertaining to watch.