THE WORLD’S ONLY HIGH GOAL TOURNAMENT ON SNOW – ESTABLISHED 1985
28–29–30 JANUARY 2022 on the frozen lake of St. Moritz
Snow Polo St. Moritz has played host to the world’s pre-eminent snow polo tournament since 1985. Besides being the first-ever snow polo tournament, the Snow Polo St. Moritz World Cup is the only «high goal» polo tournament played on snow. Cradled in a gorgeous natural setting, the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz exudes a unique atmosphere on and alongside the playing field. An exquisite gourmet food selection as well as a number of social events in St. Moritz’s first-class hotels await tournament visitors and VIPS. Welcome to St. Moritz, the home of snow polo!
In 1978, hotelier Reto Gaudenzi formed the first Swiss polo team; in 1983, a Swiss team played an international match for the first time. 1985 saw the world premiere of a polo tournament on snow on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. In 1993 St Moritz hosted the FIP European Championship and in 1995 the FIP World Championship (on grass).
What began on the snow of St. Moritz 36 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. On the frozen lake of St. Moritz, four «high goal» teams compete for the highly coveted Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz Trophy.
In 2020, more than 15,000 spectators experienced a world of sports, marked by elegance, speed, and the traditional British sporting spirit. 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. 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.
“2G” or “2G PLUS” apply throughout the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2022
2G in all outdoor areas:
Only persons with proof of full vaccination against or recovery from COVID-19 will be granted access to the lake. All visitors will have to present a valid Swiss or European COVID pass and a picture ID at the entrance.
2G PLUS in all indoor spaces (VIP tent, ALL social events):
Proof of full vaccination against or recovery from COVID-19 (all guests will have to present a valid Swiss or European COVID pass and a picture ID at the entrance) plus a valid negative PCR test or rapid antigen test are required unless the latest vaccination or recovery was less than four months ago. This rule applies to the VIP tent, and at all social events (Players & Sponsors Presentation, Fondue Night, Gala, Farewell Party).
On the upside, you will not need to wear face masks in the VIP tent or at the parties.