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In Tartiflette We Trust

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This is the slogan used (in English, not French) by Skipass.com, the largest French speaking ski discussion site on the web (17,000 members, versus 2,000 for snowHeads). It's described as "Le slogan légendaire" on the website, and is increasingly seen on T-Shirts, etc..

Does anyone know whether this slogan has any deeper meaning? Tartiflette is just a cheese and potato dish, so at face value it makes about as much sense as if snowHeads members all wore the slogan "J'ai confiance en Yorkshire Pudding". But maybe the whole point is it's meaningless but memorable.

Which raises the question, does snowHeads need a more memorable slogan than the somewhat generic "love snow, live snow, eat snow"?
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Julian T, got to say "J'ai confiance en Yorkshire Pudding" would make a stunning t'shirt for a season, perhaps we should have a seasonal slogan ea. year? The more obtuse the better Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Julian T, I understand that "Death by Tartiflette" is another popular slogan (pastime?) in the darkest depths of 3-valleyism. I had previously thought that these so-called "traditional" dishes (pierre chaud, raclette, fondue etc) were Savoyard jokes perpetrated on unsuspecting foreign tourists. However, last Friday night in a certain high resort in France the only 2 people in a packed restaurant not eating these concoctions were us Shocked


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Masque, Laughing love it (but not tartiflette)

Julian T, tried to flog the idea that the Skipass logo would be a good example to follow here on snowHeads to the powers that be ages ago... but got nowhere wink

No - the meaning runs about as deep as Masque's suggestion....
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So what's wrong with tartiflette, great ski fodder. Maybe you have to be a skier to appreciate them.
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How about-

"snowHeads - the only cheese is in our inevitable jokes thread"
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Masque,seasonal slogan/tee shirt sounds a cracking idea.Confident you can supply the more obtuse Puzzled

Tartiflette has always confused me.In the home of superb cuisine you get 'that'??It might well be traditional,but that doesn't excuse it in my book.
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The only thing that I would trust Tartiflette to do is to give me a coronary.
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Tartiflette also contains onions and lardons - if it was just cheese and potato it would be fine. YUK. Sad
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easiski wrote:
Tartiflette also contains onions and lardons - if it was just cheese and potato it would be fine. YUK. Sad


Yes, I hate onions although tartichevre seems not to have them.
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I looooove tartiflette, washed down with plenty of wine. If you've had cr*ppy ones, suggest you visit Le Beneton in Les Saisies, manditory to be sat in there in a blizzard watching the world get whiter as you wolf down the food Very Happy

Glad to say my other half makes a pretty authentic one so even if we don't get to the alps we can still hop over to France on a day trip and bring back a Reblechon or two - savoyard dishes are great social food, even if you get cheeseballs all night following one Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Julian T wrote:
..it makes about as much sense as if snowHeads members all wore the slogan "J'ai confiance en Yorkshire Pudding".

Go for it. That is a shirt I would buy Very Happy
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On a verycold and windy day, Tartiflette is THE lunchtime gut filler. Wonderfully tasty, filling, warming, and hard to do very badly. MMMmmmmmmmm
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If you don't like Tartiflette, you haven't tried Francois Baud's "Patates au reblochon" at Chez Nannon on the Nyon Plateau above Morzine washed down with sufficient Mondeuse and followed by a poire or three.

Extraordinary.
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David Murdoch, Yes I have ... and I still can not stand it ! Tartiflette is the living proof that the Haute-Savoyards do not want to be French ! Smile

P.S. Did you correct ise , there was plenty of excellent snow in PdS this week , another great few days although too many 'pisteurs' had been laid off/finished around Les Gets/Morzine.
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mm.. that's the PdS for you I thought it was a bit naff, you ought to be drinking something like a Apremont or an Abymes.
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David Murdoch, Yes I have ... and I still can not stand it ! Tartiflette is the living proof that the Haute-Savoyards do not want to be French ! Smile

P.S. Did you correct ise , there was plenty of excellent snow in PdS this week , another great few days although too many 'pisteurs' had been laid off/finished around Les Gets/Morzine.


sure, that's why they painted grass onto the webcams and the huge glass fascia they have for the area when I was driving past.
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Newbie50, Think of it as a French version of Hot Pot
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ise, Point taken about the PdS pisteurs. Is it like that every year ? The only reason many pistes were closed was lack of staff.

As to the skiing well as far as I could make out Avoriaz had every piste open .... Les Gets snow was excellent Sun-Weds (IMHO) and probably better than in the March heat ( and I skied down with no problem at 4 pm yesterday). I confess that flying back home I was AMAZED at how white the Savioe/Hautes Alps were compared to PdS. Luckily I only drink absinthe rolling eyes

Frosty the Snowman, Nah, I like Hot Pot !
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I desperately want one of those raclette thingeys, only beein able to find it in the bodum shop so far
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I've just returned from PDS and can agree with Newbie that skiing was excellent Monday and Tuesday around Avoriaz and as far as Pre la Joux and Linga, from there everything was closed apart from a few beginners slopes above Chatel. Had some lovely powder above Avoriaz in le fornet area, and went over into Le Crosets where things were getting very patchy......keeping to the subject, I love Tartiflette, had one of the best in les lindarets a few years ago, but funnily enough wouldn't eat one when at home, just seems to go well after a mornings skiing!!!
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skanky, snowHead Laughing Have got to have one of those! Wonder if the French would get it!
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ise,
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sure, that's why they painted grass onto the webcams and the huge glass fascia they have for the area when I was driving past


You need to know where to look. Had some stonking powder last weekend and looking forward to more this weekend coming!

Newbie50, if the situation is the same as it used to be and what I was told is correct, seasonal workers (pisterurs, lifties, etc.) are on fixed contracts, pre-defined at the beginning of the season. This allows the workers to manage their summer/winter contracts in different places. While they can get laid off early, the resort can't extend the season if there's a late fall of snow (sadly).

For the lower PDS resorts, around now is historically when 1. the snow melts and 2. people stop going skiing generally not long after easter - it's not worth them running full capacity for only a few pax. So the closure date is always set for around now. It may be a little different next year with the very late easter.
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ise,
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sure, that's why they painted grass onto the webcams and the huge glass fascia they have for the area when I was driving past


You need to know where to look. Had some stonking powder last weekend and looking forward to more this weekend coming!


Shocked I thought the PdS was just 650km of high quality skiing?
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David Murdoch, Newbie50,


If you think tartiflette is an insult to the digestive process, you should try poutine (or maybe you shouldn't). - This French-Canadian delicacy (chips covered with melted cheese and gravy) very effectively does away with the frequently quoted misconception that Quebecois culture is somehow more sophisticated, thanks to its French connections.
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I think the logo "In Tartiflette we trust" may be a take-off from the famous Ski Extreme one of "In Old School we Trust", which is fairly universally worn by freeriders to celebrate their long fat skis.
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I like:

"J'ai confiance en Yorkshire Pudding"

or, more retro:

"J'ai confiance en warm beer"

or, more realistic:

"J'ai confiance en tandoori pizza"
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Warm beer??? Don't let Vic hear you mention that, it'll send her off on one. Beer should never be served warm. We don't talk about red wine served at the correct temperature as being 'warm wine' do we?
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Can't believe that Pete, she's far too nice!
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We do trust in Tartiflette Very Happy
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