Heritage and style

The first polo ground in St Moritz was established in 1899, as one of the first in continental Europe. It served as a pastime for the English soldiers stationed here. After their departure, polo was no longer played in the city for a long time. In 1959, St. Moritz Polo Club and summer tournaments were held between 1960 and 1964. In 1978, Reto G. Gaudenzi founded a St. Moritz polo team. Moritz, which played worldwide. On his own initiative, the first Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz was played on the city’s frozen lake in 1985. Since then it has been held as a high-goal polo tournament and is considered the most famous and highest paid in the world, on snow. Four teams compete each year, with a red ball, for the coveted Cartier trophy, which comes with the highest amount of money in the sport. The entrance is free. Each team has four players, the captain with number 3 and the defender with number 4. The next tournament is scheduled to be held from January 27-29, 2023.


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