Allemond Base Station Building

The Allemond base station building is really starting to look like a lift.

allemond base station building
Pic by Andy Christodolo

This looks like the ticket office and entrance to the gondolas from the Car Park.

allemond base station building
Pic by Andy Christodolo

The cable, or perhaps only part of it, has been delivered ready to be unwound from its reel. It will be interesting to see how they do that and I’ll try and be there when it happens.

ski lift cable size
Pic by Andy Christodolo

It’s hard to see how thick the cable is once it has been put up but this gives you some idea. I don’t know if it’s frighteningly thin or reassuringly thick.

allemond oz pylons
Pic by Andy Christodolo

Elsewhere, parts are being delivered for the pylons and the giant Meccano set is spread out over the grassy verges beneath the dam. A helicopter will be used to carry the parts to their concrete bases.

size of ski lift pylons
Pic by Andy Christodolo

I always think the pylons look quite slender but you can see that the bases are around 2m in diameter.

top of the pylons
Pic by Andy Christodolo

I can only suppose that someone has the assembly instructions.

parts for a ski lift
Pic by Andy Christodolo

Shims and spacers to make sure its all perfectly lined up

the allemond oz ski lift line
Pic by Andy Christodolo

This where it’s all going to go. Interestingly, the Allemond base station building lines up perfectly with the top of the Dome des Rousses top station.

Previous posts about the lift in Allemond and Oz show the gradual process of assembly.

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