Aspen is the proud home of The St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship, which has joined Switzerland’s Snow Polo St. Moritz as one of the top tournaments in
THE PARTY The St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship held its annual tournament at Rio Grande Park for two days in December. Lauded as the only snow polo event in North America, the tournament was the final stop on the World Polo Tour, which takes place in Europe. In Aspen, the real magic happened in the VIP tent. THE GUESTS Aspen Valley Polo Club co-founders Marc and Melissa Ganzi, Delfina Blaquier and Nacho Figueras, Heather Steenge-Hart, Juan Bollini, Nacho Novillo Astrada, Sterling Jones THE HIGHLIGHTS Singer-songwriter and Pitch Perfect actress Kelley Alice Jakle set the tone for the weekend with the national anthem. Aspen’s well-dressed socialites put on their best winter attire to sip on Moët & Chandon while watching the most photogenic sport played on snow. The St. Regis Aspen Resort served bone-marrow fries; sweet crepes; and a seafood display of lobster, shrimp and oysters. On the field, Nic Roldan was named most valuable player for the fourth time in five years. He, alongside Juancito Bollini and Grant Ganzi, was part of the winning team, which took back the U.S. Polo Association’s champion title. VIP ticket proceeds benefited the Aspen Education Foundation.
Photos by Nick Tininenko