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The average annual temperature of La Massana town is 8 °C (46 °F). Across the whole parish, the climate varies greatly with elevation. Regions above the Alpine tree line at about 2100-2400 m have an alpine climate and alpine tundra.The valleys have a milder climate that is essentially temperate.
The main industry is tourism and the parish is a major tourism destination. In winter, the main activities are skiing, snowboarding, and ski biking. The main ski resort, Vallnord, includes the Arinsal and Pal sectors, which jointly have 89 km of runs ranging in altitude from 2600 m to 1550 m.In summer, the main activities are hiking, climbing, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, and canyoning.
Sights and Culture:
There are two museums: Casa Rull Ethnographic Museum in Sispony, and Farga Rossell, a forge built in the mid-19th century which has demonstrations of iron working.
The parish is host to a number of fiestas and other public celebrations. There are the festa patronale on 17 November, the festa major on 15 August, and the Rosary fete on the second Sunday of July. A fiesta is also held at the end of June or beginning of July, depending on the weather, to mark the consecration of the livestock and pastures
The parish is linked to the neighbouring parish of Ordino by the CG-3 main road, and to the capital, Andorra La Vella, by the CG-3/CG-4 main road.
There are two road tunnels along the route of the CG-3/CG-4: the Pont Pla Tunnel, a 1.3-kilometre (0.8 mi) long tunnel built in 2006, and the Sant Antoni Tunnel, a 280-metre (306 yd) long tunnel built in 2003. The Pont Pla Tunnel has been designated the best and safest tunnel in Europe by the European Tunnels Assessment Programme (EuroTAP).
The parish's road network is being upgraded in a multi-million euro programme involving new tunnel construction, road widening, improved sign-posting, new bicycle lanes, and additional safety measures such as crash barriers and signal-controlled pedestrian crossings.
A road tunnel — the Dos Valires Tunnel — is being built between Anyos and Encamp, and when it is opened in 2010 it is expected to cut journey times from the current 30–45 minutes to 5 minutes.
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