Popular in other countries such as St. Moritz in Switerland, Kitzbuhel in Austria, and Tremblant in Canada, snow polo is gaining in prominence here in the United States. For a unique twist on tradition, snow polo is played on a smaller snow-packed polo field with horses wearing snow shoes with traction grips and played using a larger, brightly colored ball.
The St. Regis Aspen Hotel
Nacho Figueras is the captain of the St. Regis Aspen snow polo team. He is also a well-known model for some of Ralph Lauren’s ads including POLO cologne and also seen featured with his wife, Delfina, in Ralph Lauren’s Modern Romance perfume for women.
The snow polo tournament takes place over a weekend filled the multi-day polo tournaments and apres ski festivities. Also to be enjoyed are daytime and nighttime activities held in and around the city of Aspen. At the St. Regis Hotel various traditions can be enjoyed which include afternoon tea, Midnight Supper in keeping with Caroline Astor’s gilded age parties, the Bloody Mary cocktail, and sabrage which is a part of the hotel’s signature ceremony Evening Rituals series taking place at sunset to celebrate a day on the polo field.
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