The 35th Edition Of The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

Every last weekend in January, top international players compete in the world’s most prestigious polo tournament, the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz. Since 1985, teams from around the world contest for the coveted Cartier Trophy in St. Moritz.

St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup 2019, Day 2, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel vs Azerbaijan Land of Fire and Maserati vs Cartier

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Reto Gaudenzi, hotelier, formed the first Swiss polo team in 1978 sparking a worldwide trend. Today, polo on the snow is played universally from Aspen to Tianjin in China. While, these competitions are practice globally, the most prestigious polo tournament is on the frozen lake of St. Moritz during its three-day competition.

Polo players compete for the lead

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In addition to the three days of the tournament where guests observe high-class polo played against the captivating backdrop of the snow-capped mountains, attendees are also granted the opportunity to participate in social events on both the lake and in first-class hotels of St. Moritz.

Grant Ganzi made his debut as the Cartier Team’s captain, and he was accompanied by his father Marc Ganzi, the newest member of the team. Playing alongside them were Juan Martin Nero, nine-time winner of the Argentine Open, and polo superstar Tito Gaudenz.

Team Cartier

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Badrutt’s Palace secured the top podium position for the first time in 35 years against Maserati Team. In addition, Badrutt’s Team Captain, Melissa Ganzi, also made history as the first lady player to win the tournament.