From February 16th to 22nd, the most important event in the pearl of the Dolomites Winter Season, the Cortina Winter Polo, will once again be held at the Cross Country Skiing Centre in Fiames, this year with the support of title sponsor Mercedes-Benz. As always this sports event will be extreme competitive with players and captains from abroad with five teams taking part in this 14 to 16-goal official tournament. Last year’s winning team, the Tendercapital-Monte Carlo Polo Team, will be starting with the same line-up: Rommy Gianni (+2), Luca E. D’Orazio (+2), Juan Cruz Greguoli (+5) and Dario Musso (+7).

Only four kilometres north of Cortina, on the Alemagna road linking the valley to the Val Pusteria, Fiames is a location well-known to those who have a passion for cross-country skiing and was used for the first time in 2013 when the ice at the Misurina Lake, where this event was traditionally held, was not at its best. The location is ideal since in the summer months it successfully hosted a number of show jumping competitions.

Cortina Winter Polo Mercedes-Benz is also a not-to-be missed event for those with a glamorous and very social lifestyle. Admission is free of charge but the welcoming Polo Village is reserved to those who have received an invitation. Here, on the sunny slopes next to the sponsors’ tents and the Polo Bar, guests have a privileged view of the playing field. There is also a Polo Restaurant where, thanks to the exquisite catering, the excellence of Cortina d’Ampezzo’s food and wine takes the centre stage. It will be a week characterised by exclusiveness thanks also to the many traditional side events organised. Cocktail parties, receptions and gala dinners make Cortina’s “polo week” an event that cannot be missed.


The teams:
Mercedes-Benz Polo Team (+16)
Davide Nanni (+2)
Terence Cusmano (+3)
Goffredo Cutinelli Rendina (+5)
Juan Ruiz Guinazu (+6)

Hotel de la Poste Polo Team (+14)
Juande Perez-Serraro (+2)
Paolo Santambrogio (+3)
Eva Brühl (+3)
Miguel Amieva (+6)

Tendercapital-Monte Carlo Polo Team (+16)
Rommy Gianni (+2)
Luca E. D’Orazio (+2)
Juan Cruz Greguoli (+5)
Dario Musso (+7)

Ruinart Polo Team (+14)
Gif Turati (+1)
Oscar Carona (+3)
Franco Piazza (+3)
Gines Bargallo (+7)

U.S. Polo Assn. Team (+16)
Richard Fagan (+2)
Jack Kidd (+5)
Mario Gomez (+6)
Santiago Torreguitar (+4)