Living up to its name, the Snow Ball at the Velvet Buck in the St. Regis Aspen Resort was decked out with a stunning white snowflake motif for the inaugural gala at the completion of the World Snow Polo Championships, on Saturday, Dec. 22. The chi-chi party, in its first year, benefitted the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation and drew out the gilded, the glitter and the gowns. The foundation’s chairman, John Sarpa, set the style level high, welcoming guests in an Hermès bow tie, but the fashion that flowed was fun with some frivolity to keep the mood all shiny and bright for the holidays. Most of the male polo players sported black-tie tuxedo style, some with added East-coast suave like Nic Roldan in a Ralph Lauren velvet jacket and Nacho Figueras with red suede slip-ons to ground his look. And it’s always a pleasure to photograph the willowy Chandra Johnson, always clever and choosy with an edgy Peter Pilotto gown, a perfect hit. But it was the posh totty combo of Lexie and Mille Porter, sisters of young polo star Henry Porter, who really stole the show. Glam girls on the go, stilettoing in just before dinner in a Main Street-meets-modern-luxury mix of Zara and Tom Ford, their excitement was infectious, and the caviar bar and its ice sculptures seemed to sparkle brighter as they swept through the room.