The Snow Polo World Cup 2018 AC Album

The resort town of St. Moritz in Switzerland hosted the 34th edition of the Snow Polo World Cup between 26-28 January 2018.

As a luxury alpine resort town, the St. Moritz is known worldwide for attracting the very rich and powerful who have a taste for luxury and great elegance. These things are to be seen everywhere in this small Swiss town: here, one can taste the best food and drinks, sleep in the most sophisticated hotels, enjoy an impressive array of stores of luxury brands, go skiing on some of the world’s most renowned slopes and, once a year, enjoy thrilling snow polo matches. In fact, St. Moritz has been the host town for every edition of the snow polo tournament since 1985, when the event first took place. In many ways, the town and the tournament make a great pair. St. Moritz is not just an exquisite place to be, but it is also highly select and that is what the sport of snow polo is also like. And, as Reto Gaudenzi, “the Godfather of snow polo” said in a press conference during the event, they wish to keep it as such. And that is for a very good reason, since often, when something loses its select character, it changes completely and why would you want to change something that is so amazing?

This year, the teams that competed for the cup were team Cartier, who also won last year (and who also won the very first tournament back in the 80s), team Maserati, team Badrutt’s Palace and team Azerbaijan – Land of Fire. During the three days of the tournament, the four teams played a series of impressive matches that kept the audiences on their toes to see who would win. While there were some really impressive goals scored by team Azerbaijan – Land of Fire and some quite impressive moments coming from teams Maserati and Badrutt’s Palace, it was Rommy Gianni’s Cartier team who took home the prize again.

After the games, the evenings of St. Moritz were also filled with glamour and style, as the visitors and participants of the Snow Polo World Cup partied away at Badrutt’s Palace, Steffani, the Kulm and other nifty places in St. Moritz. There was even a party in Maserati’s St. Moritz show room, where people could also see the latest cars of the Italian brand.

The weather was also nice, which allowed people to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings of the Engadin valley of Switzerland.

The organizers and sponsors went all out to offer their guests a five star experience, and that included the ponies, who enjoyed remodeled stables, courtesy of the town of St. Moritz, which invested a staggering CHF 3.5 million (3 million euros) in the renovation.

In the end, the Snow Polo World Cup was a great event: impressive surroundings, fabulous parties, captivating matches and, above all, fantastic people.

 

{The Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz will be covered more extensively in the spring issue of InCompany by Attire Club}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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