After having taken home the trophy in 2004, polo superstar Juan Martin Nero returns to St Moritz for the 35th Snow Polo World Cup that will be held from 25–27 January 2019. The Argentine 10-goaler Nero left an indelible mark in the sport of polo in the past decade and is currently ranked among the best three players in the world. Undisputed top snow polo player and darling of the public Chris Hyde will, once more, be making his way to St Moritz–he has won the tournament no less than a whopping seven times. Expectations are high as to how the team from Azerbaijan will fare after having made a splash and taken a sensational second place at the European polo championship in September. 21-year-old Grant Ganzi, rated as one of the best youth players in the USA, is making his debut in St Moritz with local hero Tito Gaudenzi at his sides.
The organiser Reto Gaudenzi proudly says: “We are thrilled to be able to count on so many top players, who, year after year, want to take part in the world’s only high-goal tournament on snow. At the same time, we are pleased to report a steady rise in attention and demand from sponsors and guests around the globe. This is a great compliment for St Moritz and the outstanding efforts of all partners involved.”