Snowpolo in Aspen


The 2016 World Snow Polo Championships

The 2016 Aspen World Snow Polo Championship is right around the corner, taking place Dec. 15-18. 

Melissa and Marc Ganzi, co-founders of Aspen Valley Polo Club, along with polo ambassador and St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras, will host the final stop on the World Polo Tour for the fourth consecutive year in Aspen, Colo. 

The tournament is one of the most prestigious snow polo events in the world and attracts top players from around the country. The event is not only a major allure for the Aspen community but for the fans and high-profile viewers from around the globe. 

The event begins on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the St. Regis Aspen Resort with the presentation of teams and tournament draw.

First round games are Friday Dec. 16, 11:30am, at Aspen Valley Polo Club Arena in Carbondale. These games will be followed by a sponsored groom’s race which has become a favorite occurrence at Aspen Valley Polo Club events. 

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Rio Grande Park will host the action with Press Day at noon. . Rio Grande Park is Aspen's largest multi-functional park within the city's limits and just minutes away from the St. Regis Aspen Resort.

On Sunday, Dec. 18, subsidiary and final games are scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Fans will get the chance to meet the players at before the final and subsidiary games along with the trophy presentation.

Sponsorships are available for the entirety of the tournament. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.aspenvalleypoloclub.com/


Media


2015 World Snow Polo Lineup 

FlexJet

  • Melissa Ganzi
  • Jeff Hall
  • Juan Bollini

ST. REGIS

  • Brian Boyd
  • Carlitos Gracida
  • Nacho Figueras

CHUKKERTV 

  • Bernie Uechtritz
  • Martin Pepa
  • Mariano Gracida

U.S. Polo Assn.

  • Grant Ganzi
  • Juancito Bollini
  • Nic Roldan

one sandy lane

  • Bash Kazi
  • Martin Estrada
  • Brandon Phillips

AUDI

  • Marc Ganzi
  • Ricky Cooper
  • Tommy Biddle

Sponsors


SNOW POLO HISTORY


The sport of snow polo was first introduced in 1985 at the resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. The inaugural event entertained several hundred curious spectators. In the U.S. snow polo is competed exclusively in Aspen, Colorado. Snow Polo is a modified version of polo. Games are played on a snow-packed arena surrounded by fencing keeping the ball in play. Teams are comprised of three players, as in typical arena polo. Play consists of four 7-min chukkers (periods). The horses (polo ponies) are shod with special cleated shoes to provide better traction. The ball is larger and lighter, and bright red, to better accommodate winter conditions. Aspen… On a snow covered rugby field at one of the world’s most posh resorts this thrilling game on horseback is played with the same speed and intensity and excitement as St. Moritz. World Class Polo players will be competing for the title in Aspen, Colorado. Celebrities and Spectators gather under heated tents to enjoy the action on the field. The glamour and excitement that is only polo has been a major drawing card of this sport for many years. Both fans and players alike are in for a special treat this year as the social agenda quickly fills up with lavish events at luxury restaurants and hotels throughout Aspen.

Location & Tickets

                      The 2015 World Snow Polo Championship Finals will be held at the Rio Grande Park December 18th & 19th just minutes away from the beautiful St. Regis Aspen Resort
 

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact us at 970-710-1663