Snow Polo St. Moritz

Every last weekend in January, St. Moritz becomes the world capital of polo. Since 1985, when snow polo had its world premiere here, teams from around the world compete for the coveted Cartier Trophy on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.

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On the last weekend in January, four high goal teams from England, USA, Italy and Switzerland will be competing for the coveted Cartier Trophy on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. The three days of the tournament will see high-class polo played against the magnificent backdrop of a snow-capped Engadin Valley and social events both on the lake and in the first-class hotels in St. Moritz.

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The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz is the world’s only high-goal tournament on snow.

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What began on the snow of St. Moritz more than 30 years ago started a worldwide trend—nowadays, polo on snow is played across the globe from Aspen in the US and Cortina in Italy to Tianjin in China. Still, the St. Moritz original remains the most prestigious polo tournament on snow fetching the highest prize money.

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In 2015, more than 12,000 spectators experienced a world of sports, marked by elegance, speed, and the traditional British sporting spirit.

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Put simply: tradition – class – hospitality – emotions! The tournament culminates with the small and the grand finale on Sunday. During all matches, total concentration, dexterity, courage and endurance are required from the world’s elite players as much as from their horses.

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The challenge of playing on snow, the unique location at 1850 metres above sea level and the sophistication of St. Moritz combine to make the tournament one of its kind.

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Snowmaking for a safer polo field on Lake St. Moritz St. Moritz, (on the 18th of January 2016). Machine-made snow will be used to make the polo field for the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2016 safer.

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Lake St. Moritz features a very stable layer of ice with a depth of around 35 centimetres.

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A glamourous event on an exclusive venue with luxury brands.

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Cosy indoor lounge

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 A pleasure to be part of this amazing event in Swiss.

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1 Comment

  1. February 1, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    This is such a great blog post! Stunning photos and description of the event. Having lived and worked in Geneva as a diplomat, I can just imagine the magnificent Swiss setting. And, as a luxury event planner in the Nashville area, also loved the photos of the “cozy indoor lounge”!

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