SNOW POLO ST. MORITZ WORLD CUP 2018
St. Moritz turns into the world capital of polo and sparkles as the most beautiful diamond in the snow polo kingdom. The snow polo had its world premiere back in 1985. The fast and thrilling polo delights more than 15000 spectators. It is somehow like a family affair. Four teams from around the world compete for the Cartier Trophy on the frozen lake of sunny St. Moritz. It is a fun event, fast to watch, chic and luxurious.
The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz is the world’s only high-goal tournament on snow. Cartier team with Rommy Gianni, Juan Cruz Greguoli, Dario Russo and the famous Chris Hyde. The Azerbayan Land of Fire team with Rashad Hasanov, Elchin Jamalli and Lala and Adrian Laplacette. For team Badrutt’s Palace Hotel players Melissa Ganzi, Alejandro Novillo Estrada, Tito Gaudenzi (they won the Kitzpolo in Kitzbühel) and Juan Bollini. For team Maserati female polo players Zhanna Bandurko and Raya Sidorenko, Gerardo Mazzini, Hissam al Hyder and Robert Strom.
In the Engadin Valley, think of fur coats, models, champagne and alpine sportsmen from the slopes. ‘The Godfather of Snow Polo’ Reto Gaudenzi introduced this alpine bonanza where the best polo players of the world meet on the lake of St.Moritz. Three days of fierce competition that culminated in the Final for the Cartier Cup between Team Cartier and Team Maserati. And the red shirts won again this year!
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