Winter has arrived in St. Moritz! Preparations for the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz, happening on January 27 to 29, 2023, are on track and running at full speed. The demand for VIP tickets is well above average, almost sold out on all days.
Meanwhile, the legendary “Baku Moritz Gala” on Saturday evening at Badrutt’s Palace is already completely sold out. However, there are still tickets available for the popular Chukker Club. The price of CHF90.00 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. There’s 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. As soon as it freezes over completely, the ice is checked visually as well as by a series of measurements using different methods. Once the ice has reached a minimum thickness of 6c.m., the first control measurements are carried out across the entire lake. For the lake to be ready for the tournament, the ice thickness must exceed 27c.m.
Once this thickness has been reached, the ice is tested by a heavy, 7,700 kilo snow-groomer equipped with floating devices. Afterwards, the ice is given the green light for the construction work to commence. The ice is regularly checked throughout the construction phase, using ground-penetrating radar.
The 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,” founder and CEO of the tournament Reto Gaudenzi says. “As always, however, entry to the tournament remains free to all.” There will also be gastro stalls and bars around the Polo Piazza, offering first-class culinary range from Badrutt’s Palace and the Crystal Hotel in cooperation with local partners at very fair prices.