||This article is written like a travel guide rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. (April 2010)|
View of the cross of Loriaz on the heights of Vallorcine
|Canton||Canton of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc|
|Intercommunality||SIVOM Mont Blanc|
|• Mayor (2008-2014)||Claude Piccot|
|• Land1||44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||74290 / 74660|
|Elevation||1,120–3,098 m (3,675–10,164 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Located at the foot of the Mont Blanc Vallorcine is a tiny and so far unspoilt little ski village located within the Chamonix Valley and forming part of the Domaine de Balme ski area (which includes Le Tour). Apart from cross country and perhaps show shoeing and a very small selection of restaurants, all other activities and entertainment can be found in Chamonix (20 km away). From Vallorcine to Chamonix you can easily enter the hussle of this large resort and its ski areas including Brevent / Flegere Grand Montets Les Houches.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
1999: Provisional population (annual survey).