About Snow Polo


Although first conceived in 1959, the sport of Snow Polo did not get its official start until 1985 when the first match was played on the frozen surface of Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland.

That first game drew only 1,000 spectators, but since then Snow Polo has rapidly gained in popularity and today is played not only in Switzerland but Italy, Austria, France, the United States, Argentina, Russia and Spain. Today, Snow Polo is gaining ground in Asia, most notably in China where the inaugural Snow Polo World Cup 2012 took place at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.

Played on a flat area of compacted snow or a frozen lake, Snow Polo provides the same speed and physicality as traditional field polo but is considered much quicker due to the smaller playing field. Snow Polo audiences also get to see the game at much closer quarters thanks to the high sideboards right at the edge of the pitch.