Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world´s most luxurious fleet of private jets, has announced its continued sponsorship as official Aviation Partner for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship taking place December 14-17, 2017, the company said.
Flexjet once again will sponsor the championship-winning Flexjet Polo Team.
This is the only professional snow polo championship in North America, annually drawing a high-profile audience of fans to Aspen to watch some of the world´s best players compete in this scenic mountain resort town. The Flexjet Polo Team won the 2016 Championship, defeating the US Polo Association team in a dramatic final.
Sponsorship of the Flexjet Polo Team has been ongoing since 2014. The team, captained by Melissa Ganzi, had one of its most successful campaigns in 2017, compiling a strong record in polo matches around the nation.
The Aspen Valley Polo Club will host the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship for the fifth consecutive year.
Snow polo, first played in 1985 in St. Moritz, Switzerland, is a variation of the more familiar version of the sport that is played on turf seasonally in US venues such as Aspen, Florida, Hawaii and Long Island. The winter version of the game is adapted to snowy conditions through a smaller field, three-player teams, cleated horseshoes for better traction and a larger, lighter, red-colored ball.
In addition to Aspen, snow polo is played in other globally renowned winter sports locations. Such locales include St. Moritz, Switzerland; Bariloche, Argentina; and Cortina, Italy, all of which can be reached directly from North America via Flexjet´s fleet of long-range private jets including the Bombardier Global Express, the Gulfstream G450, the Gulfstream G650 and the Gulfstream G500, for which Flexjet will be the North American launch customer and which will be available early in 2018.
Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 22nd anniversary in May 2017. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet´s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation´s Industry Audit Standard, is the first and only company to be honored with 18 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence, upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating and is IS-BAO compliant. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com.