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Recent content by fbrissette

  1. fbrissette

    VAIL SUCKS

    Correct. Warming is slow when your time horizon is the next decade or two. At the geological time scale however, the observed current warming is freakingly scary fast. And you have to differentiate global mean temperature increase versus local regionalized increases. Land masses warm faster...
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    Best (or better) ski schools for toddlers to learn in PA, NY, or S.VT

    There are many ways to make it fun, but none of them involve an instructor trying to teach a kid to do the pizza slice if he is neurologically incapable of doing it.
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    Best (or better) ski schools for toddlers to learn in PA, NY, or S.VT

    Brother in law is a neurologist. He said if a child can ride a three-wheel bike easily with strength, they are ready to start skiing. Weighing and unweigthing legs repetitively is a complex neuro-muscular skill which is acquired between the age of 2 and a half and 4 depending on the child...
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    LOL I doubt Vermont's thoughts are changing anytime soon. Even if the Bicknell's Thrush makes a comeback, they'll find a wild frog or salamander in need of saving.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    Wind conditions pretty much guarantees that it won't be a bubble lift.
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    Drought?

    Drought monitor index is a good site to follow droughts.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    I would assume it will take a few days before the new owner is announced, I would also assume that it is a bit more complicated than an EBay auction, and that there is some paperwork to be done before everything is ready for an annoucement, But what do I know... They'll probably have apress...
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    Best (or better) ski schools for toddlers to learn in PA, NY, or S.VT

    Agree with deadhead skier. Cumulative time is what makes them good. When my son was 3 and a half, it needed to be fun. My experience is that girls are better at handling very young kids than boys. At 3 and a half, the highlight of his ski day would be eating snow, having a hot dog at...
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    My understanding is that profitability (at least for Jay Peak) is not as much the issue as the Generla Receiver's expected sales price.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    Rusty should do his homework better then. This is obviously not my field, but I compeltely fail to see how running a waterpark (and whatever tournaments) would be a problem, Isn't profitability the only issue ? Tremblant runs ziplines, summer sleds, a mini-golf and a shitload of other...
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    Hockey and soccer tournaments. Although I guess you could play softball on the two soccer fields they built.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    The general receiver's job IS to sell Jay Peak to refund EB5 investors. Somehow, it will have to be sold, even if it is to be run as an independent resort. The status quo is not a sustainable solution.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    I don't want to start a discussion on racial equality in front of the law. A penalty is supposed to be a deterrent first and foremost. If you think 5 years is enough for stealing tens of millions, fine. I'll just add that you can get 5 years for selling weed (a non violent crime) in many states.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    Stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from people is quite violent in my opinion. The disproportionate penalties are highly related to race and education levels.
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    Jay Peak bombshell

    The timing would have definitely sucked for sure. At some point they will have to sell, for whatever the market offers. Can't be run by the general receiver forever.
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