The Festive Season Kicks Off in Aspen ❄️

Each year, come wintertime, the party scenes of NYC and LA relocate to Aspen; skiers and après-skiers alike descend on the village, which is rapidly catering to meet the demands of these crowds—from new Michelin-starred dining destinations to luxury retail pop-ups to top-notch parties. This past week proved to be one of the more eventful ones—luring Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Kathy Hilton, Shaun White, Nina Dobrev, Zoey Deutch, and more.

It kicked off on Saturday with snow polo. Marking its eleventh year, the two-day event is the brainchild of Aspen Valley Polo Club proprietors Melissa and Marc Ganzi in partnership with St. Regis Aspen, and brings together renowned polo players, including Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Adolfo Cambiaso, and Jason Crowder atop their prized ponies competing for the St. Regis Snow Polo Cup. But it’s on the sidelines where the real fun is had.

Lounging in the outdoor living room setup that felt equal parts Polo Bar and mountaintop chalet were Zoey Deutch, Pom Klementieff, Anna Kendrick, and Naiomi Glasses, who tried their hand at sabrage, the art of opening a bottle of Champagne with a saber, and enjoyed cuddles with the St. Regis Aspen’s resident mascot, Kitty the Bernese Mountain Dog. With frosty glasses in hand, the crowd enjoyed a hard-fought final match that saw the Casablanca Polo team (led by Grant Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Hilario Figueras—the son of polo fixture Nacho Figueras) take home this year’s win. The team, along with their fellow competitors, could be found later that evening celebrating their victory at the town’s buzzy nightclub, The Sterling.

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