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Kip Darling, your host
A mountain guy from New Hampshire now calls Snowshoe his winter home. He's an avid high altitude climber, cyclist, scuba diver and ski patroller. His glacier climbs include Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Pumori, Kala Patar, Goyko Ri, Island Peak and Everest Base Camp in the Himalaya of Nepal. In winter Kip is a ski patrolman on Snowshoe Mountain. After the snow melts in the spring, you'll find this PADI Master Scuba Diver deep on the reefs and wrecks of the Caribbean. Kip owns SnowshoeRealEstate.com, your host.
One of Snowshoe's nicest couples, Gil and Mary Willis exemplify local ownership of some great small businesses you'll enjoy. Mary's culinary creativity and genuine hospitality are showcased in 2 restaurants. The Fiddle Head, at the Rt 219/66 entrance to the mountain. 3 miles south, the Elk River Inn and Restaurant features fine dining and affordable off-mountain lodging. You'll find Gil helping guests at the Elk River Snowboard and Ski Shops, with 2 locations at the top and bottom of the mountain. See Gil for rental gear and equipment sales and service. Gil is also the prime mover behind mountain biking and trout fishing in our neck of the woods.
"Views, Blues and Barbeque!" In the center of Snowshoe Village, this zesty bar and restaurant is always jumpin'. Fruit wood smoked meats, homemade barbeque sauces, and a lip smackin' menu await. Best Bar Scene at Snowshoe. Best Food In The Village. Best View from a Restaurant in all of West Virginia. Kathy, Jim and a consistently charming staff make the Foxfire Grill is an exceptional place for kids and adults alike. Ski In for lunch with your whole gang, or enjoy dinner together. Always tasty and fun. We love it !