Top collegiate and FIS racers will race towards Steamboat Springs Wednesday, December 20th through Friday, December 22nd, to participate in the Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic. This marquee race was renamed last year in honor of Murphy Roberts, a former SSWSC alpine athlete who passed away unexpectedly in 2016 at the age of 22. This year the racers will arrive in Steamboat to one of the largest prize purses and awards packages outside of the National Championships! This year, a partnership with the T2Foundation has increased the total prize money to $9,000, and an Inaugural Murphy Roberts Award in honor of the late Murphy Roberts will be awarded for $1,000. The highlight of the races is the Night Race, held under the night lights of Howelsen Hill.
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Schedule of Events
National Junior Race. Women start at 9:00, men start at 10:15. 2nd run 12:15 and 1:45 start times.
Night FIS race. Women start at 1:00, men at 2:45. 2nd run 5:30 women, 6:45 men.
FIS race. Women start at 9:00, men at 10:15. 2nd run 12:15 and 1:45 start times.
Watch and Listen Live!
The 2nd run of the night FIS race will be broadcast live locally on the radio at 100.5FM The River. Live video stream at steamboatradio.com. The live video stream will also run for the Friday race in its entirety.
We are seeking volunteers for the best seats in the house. Work as a gatekeeper and experience the event inside the ropes. No experience is required. Lunch or dinner will be provided on the race day worked, and SSWSC members earn work deposit credits or non-SSWSC members earn skiing benefits. Sign up here. Contact Anne Barounos for more information.