The Berenberg Snow-Polo event begins at 5 p.m each day from Jan. 21 to 24 in Klosters.

This winter polo event is unique in that, not only is it the first tournament in the Swiss polo calendar, but it is played in the evening after dark - it is the world's first night tournament on snow.

The event is held on an oval field measuring 50 by 125 metres with three players per team. International polo teams with participants from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland and other countries will compete for the coveted "Alpine Trophy" with a team handicap of 8-9.

International polo stars flock to Klosters to take part in the event each year. In 2009, competitors included George and Clare Milford Haven, cousin of HRH Prince Charles and his wife.

This year, the list of hopeful competitors is a long one. It remains a well-guarded secret as to who will be playing alongside English professional polo player and co-founder of the Klosters tournament Jack Kidd. The finals will take place Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Spectators will enjoy free entrance to the event. The Friday and Saturday evenings will be especially memorable as hundreds of balloons will be released in to the sky just before the event kicks off.

Klosters is one of the most popular ski resorts in Switzerland and is a destination of choice for the British Royal family. The resort offers access to 305 kilometres of piste divided into 85 runs and connected by 26 state-of-the-art ski lifts.

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