Photos of Snow Polo St Moritz 2017

Photos of St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

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Photos of Snow Polo St Moritz 2017

 

Photos of St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

Snow Polo is synonymous with St Moritz  and this is where the first snow polo tournament took place back in 1985. Since then the town has played host to the world’s pre-eminent snow polo tournament every year.

Photos of St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

Located in a unique and magical setting, the St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup is the only “high goal” polo tournament played on snow. It attracts locals and people from all over the world alike and the last weekend in January is a very special date in the calendar for all enthusiasts.

Photos of St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

It’s also a very glamorous venue. Luxury brands like Maserati, below, are paraded on the frozen lake.

Maserati at St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

Restaurants set up along the periphery of the lake serve gourmet food, whilst champagne corks pop all around. Add a little sunshine to the proceedings and the location of the frozen lake is truly sensational.

Maserati at St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

Photographer Geoff Pegler went down to St Moritz to capture some of the thrills and spills of the event and has taken all the photos in this article.

St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

The skill of the sportsmen and horses is clear for all to see as they whizz across the ice in pursuit of the red ball.

St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

St Moritz Snow Polo 2017

So if you were unable to make it this year, do mark your diary for the last weekend in January 2018.

St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup

St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup

All photos by Geoff Pegler

You might also be interested in seeing this short video of the St Moritz Snow Polo World Cup from 2016 .

Next Event: last weekend in January 2018

For more information please visit the St Moritz website.

 

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