37th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2022: A tournament of superlatives
Demand reached a peak; more teams, more spectacle, more spectators. The 2022 edition of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz, from 28 to 30 January, once again turned out to be an outstanding event delivering formidable polo played in front of packed grandstands. A record number of spectators – tallying an estimated 22,000 over the three days of the tournament – followed the matches on the frozen Lake St. Moritz. Team Azerbaijan Land of Fire – with team captain Elchin Jamalli, Argentine cousins Adrian and Raul Laplacette Jr. and local player Tito Gaudenzi – took home the trophy. They defeated Team Clinique La Prairie in a thrilling and hard-fought Final played against the magnificent backdrop of the Engadine mountains in glorious sunshine.
After a one-year hiatus, the Snow Polo World Cup returned onto the world polo stage with a bang: the tournament, organised to perfection, saw a complete sell-out, with waiting lists for both VIP and Chukker Club tickets as well as the gala and hotels of the resort reporting record bookings. Weather-wise too, St. Moritz was in good graces with the gods of polo, with perfect conditions reigning over the three days. For the 37th time, the impeccably groomed playing field directly on the frozen Lake St. Moritz played host to polo superstars from across the globe who had jetted in to take part in this prestigious event.