World Ski Awards Winner 2016

LA MASSANA

La Massana is a parish where visitors can enjoy nature to the full, with family or friends. In winter, Alpine skiing is the king of sports here, but others are also available: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowbikes, horseriding... And when the snow melts, visits to Valls del Comapedrosa Communal Natural Park offer a unique experience, enabling us to observe high mountain flora and fauna and follow some of the routes there, all well signposted and with different degrees of difficulty.

Towering over La Massana, is Mount Comapedrosa, at 2,942 metres the highest peak in the Principality of Andorra. The views from this great rock giant are absolutely spectacular, and Comapedrosa is also the site of the only guarded mountain refuge in the country.

In summer, the Vallnord - Pal Arinsal ski resort changes winter sports for a huge choice of activities: mountain-biking, 4x4 raids, mushing, children’s parks... Vallnord Mountain Park La Massana is the ideal destination for families seeking to enjoy a world of adventures.

Even the most demanding visitor will be satisfied by the huge range of activities available at La Massana. There are several Romanesque churches in the parish, including Sant Cristòfol d’Anyós and Sant Climent de Pal. In the village itself, too, is a Romanesque Interpretation Centre where visitors can obtain a clear, educational introduction to this style and examples of it in Andorra. Regarding museums, Casa Rull in Sispony provides us a glimpse of everyday life in a wealthy farming family in the nineteenth century. However, the jewel in La Massana’s crown as museums go is the Rossell Forge, where visitors learn how one of the most important forges in the country worked.

As for food and drink, La Massana is a mountain cuisine destination, characterised by dishes in which pork, poultry, game, mushrooms and vegetables are the main ingredients. There are many traditional restaurants all over the parish, whilst the local shops sell a huge range of goods, from typical sausage products to the latest fashion trends.