On January 24 to 26, the winter wonderland of St. Moritz in Switzerland will host the Snow Polo World Cup 2020, the only high-goal tournament on snow in the world.
Held on the frozen lake of St. Moritz, the glitzy event attracts the world’s best polo players and some of the wealthiest audiences looking to enjoy brilliant polo matches set in the stunning landscape of Engadin Valley.
With snow-capped mountains framing the venue, it is no wonder the Snow Polo World Cup ranks as one of the most awaited sporting events across the globe, especially among the elite.
1. AIRPORT OPTIONS
Samedan Airport [SMV, LSZS]
Samedan Airport is the closest airport to the Snow Polo World Cup venue, about 5 kilometers from St. Moritz, or around 9 to 16 minutes by car depending on the route taken.
Also referred to as Engadin Airport, SMV/LSZS is a dedicated private aviation airport situated within Switzerland’s Engadin valley. Due to its unique geographical location, operating to the airport means facing difficult topography, winds and thin air.
LSZS operates from 0800 LT to sunset during wintertime, and 0800 to 1900 LT daily during summer. Prior Permission Required (PPR) is needed to confirm slots. Overnight parking is arranged on a first come, first served basis due to limited availability of aircraft parking. If overnight parking is not available, a quick turnaround can be arranged.
Flying to St. Moritz for the Snow Polo World Cup? Jetex can take care of all your private flight arrangements.
Zurich International Airport [ZRH, LSZH]
A major alternative airport is Zurich International Airport, the biggest and busiest airport in Switzerland. It provides easy access to downtown Zurich and other major cities, but is about two to three hours away from St. Moritz.
Slots and Airport Restrictions in Zurich Airport:
- Curfew for private flights covers 2200 to 0600 LT.
- Flight plans must precisely match airport slots +/- 0 minutes. No deviations are permitted.
- A unique slot number (slot ID) is assigned and should be entered in field 18 of the ATC flight plan. Note: Flight plans without a corresponding slot ID will be rejected.
- If an aircraft will arrive from or depart to a Schengen station, passport control will not be required.
- As of May 1, 2019, the Swiss Border Control requires submission of General Declaration (GENDEC) before entering Switzerland.
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg [BSL, LSZM, MLH, EAP]
Commonly known as simply EuroAirport, LSZM is situated about seven kilometers northwest of Basel city center. From the airport, the drive to St. Moritz can take more than three to four hours.
Whether you’re flying to Zurich or to EuroAirport, Jetex can provide reliable flight support solutions for your smooth and efficient operation to Switzerland.
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3. GROUND HANDLING
Handling is mandatory in Samedan and Zurich airports. Jetex provides ground handling to any aircraft in Samedan, Zurich and EuroAirport through our extensive network of partners.
NOTE: Cancellation of flights to Samedan should be submitted 24 hours before arrival.
4. GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Jetex can arrange luxury cars, vans, and big buses for crew and passengers coming from or going to Samedan, Zurich or EuroAirport.
Foreign air carriers planning to operate to Switzerland with civil aircraft may need a landing permit, depending on the domicile of the operator and the type of flight.
Charter flights, commercial business flights, and scheduled flights that do not qualify for free access to the EU market need to apply for a permit from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).
European Union (EU)/European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Air Carriers
In compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, foreign air carriers based in member EU or EFTA states do not require a permit for flights between the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
Cabotage flights within Switzerland are not regulated by the existing bilateral civil aviation agreements and always require a permit.
Non-EU/Non-EFTA Air Carriers Charter Flights
Landing permit is mandatory and application should be submitted not later than 72 hours before the first flight.
Jetex can arrange your flight permits, if needed.
Visa requirements may vary depending on nationality and duration of stay. Find out if you need a visa here.
Switzerland is one of the safest countries in Europe and worldwide. Observing normal safety precautions is recommended.
St. Moritz features an enviable array of high-class hotels, including the elegantly majestic Badrutt’s Palace Hotel and the upscale and more contemporary Carlton Hotel. Kulm Hotel, Suvretta House and Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains are also widely popular among the prestigious event’s select visitors.
Jetex can arrange your stay at any of the luxury hotels in St. Moritz. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
January is the coldest month in Switzerland, with temperatures bordering on freezing. In St. Moritz, the temperature in January ranges from high 32°F (-2°C) to low 3.2°F
Airports in Switzerland are multilingual, with information available in English, French and German. English is not an official language but used by many.
FLYING TO ST. MORITZ FOR SNOW POLO WORLD CUP?
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