Preparations for 38th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2023 are on track, great demand for VIP tickets, and gala fully booked
Winter has arrived in St. Moritz – preparations for The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz (27 – 29 January 2023) are on track and running at full speed. The demand for VIP tickets is well above average and they are almost sold out on all days, the legendary "Baku Moritz Gala" on Saturday evening at Badrutt's Palace is already completely sold out but there are still tickets available for the popular Chukker Club; The price of CHF 90.00 includes a grandstand seat with a warm blanket, a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne and a canapé.
The tournament also has a fantastic team line-up: two of the six teams will be competing with two family members each: Melissa Ganzi, winner of 2019, with her son Grant for Team World Polo League, and the British McCarthy combination of Spencer and his son for Team St. Moritz. The current weather conditions of snow and constant minus temperatures have led to Lake St. Moritz almost freezing over.
For the lake to be ready for the tournament, the ice thickness must exceed 27 cm – once this thickness has been reached, the ice is tested by a heavy, 7,700 kg snow-groomer equipped with floating devices, after which the ice is given the green light for the construction work to commence. The ice in regularly checked throughout the construction phase, using ground-penetrating radar.
Polo – A Family Affair
Polo is a unique sport as it allows professionals and amateurs to play alongside each other and it is not uncommon for teams to be made up of family members. Argentina has a strong tradition of polo dynasties, with families such as the Harriotts, Heguys, Mac Donoughs and Pieres providing some of the top teams. A recent example of this is when Adolfo Cambiaso, the world's number one polo player, and his 17-year-old son Adolfo ‘Poroto’ Cambiaso won The Argentine Open at Palermo in Buenos Aires.
Closer to home, we are very curious to see whether the World Polo League Team with Captain Melissa Ganzi and her son Grant or the St. Moritz Team with the McCarthy father-son duo will also be able to take home the coveted trophy in St. Moritz... Demand for Chukker Club tickets on the rise and only a few VIP tickets still available Don’t miss your chance to get the last few VIP and Chukker Club tickets which are proving more popular than ever, you can purchase both via the official website www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com/tickets/.
"The response to our tournament from sponsors, VIP guests and visitors is enormous," says Reto Gaudenzi, founder and CEO of the tournament. "As always, however, entry to the tournament remains free to all. At the gastro stalls and bars around the 'Polo Piazza' we offer a first-class culinary range from Badrutt's Palace and the Crystal Hotel in cooperation with local partners at very fair prices."
All of the matches can be viewed live over the internet at www.pololine.tv