- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 0
Date Visited: Feb 25, 2008
Ski Sawmill is fantastic for groups. We, 47 high school students and 6 adults, spent the past weekend having an incredible time at Ski Sawmill. Though Ski Sawmill is relatively small, the slopes are wonderful for all skill levels as they are steep enough in places to satisfy the more advanced skiers and in the other places are manageable for all ski levels. The Terrain Park is also large enough, and with enough different "activities", to keep even the best snowboarders happy.
We were a group of international exchange students with AFS and many of our students had never seen snow before. With a free lesson and continual support from the instructors, everyone managed to work their way around the mountain by the second day. Those who had had enough skiing after one day, either went tubing the next, or tried snowboarding. They had a blast!
The bunkhouse lodging was wonderful. Not only were there fantastic beds, lots of showers, but also large areas for us all to play. As we had the whole bunkhouse, the back lounge became our "party area" and the front our "adult" area and movie room.
Last, but most important, the service was incredible. The staff at Ski Sawmill are wonderfully caring and helpful, everyone included, from the tickets sales persons, rental staff, instructors, ski patrol, to lift operators, food service and more. The absolute best were the general manager and group sale manager, who were there for us all 24/7.
I cannot recommend a better place to take a group, large or small. This was my fourth year organizing a large group ski weekend and Ski Samill was the best in all areas: skiing, lodging and service.