||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 (2014-2020)||Jérémy Vallas|
|Area1||44.57 km2 (17.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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 small ski village located within the Chamonix Valley, forming part of the Domaine de Balme ski area (which includes Le Tour). Apart from cross country and show shoeing, Vallorcine has only a small selection of restaurants; all other activities and entertainment can be found in Chamonix (20 km away). Vallorcine is removed from the bustle and tourism of Chamonix; however, it is easily accessible to the large Chamonix 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).
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