The 2023 Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic will be back with giant slalom and slalom racing in the program for the second year in a row!
The Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic races feature the top regional and collegiate ski racers, with several of the best racers in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 20 nations represented in the field. This marquee race was renamed in honor of Murphy Roberts, a former SSWSC alpine athlete who passed away unexpectedly in 2016 at the age of 22. With $34,000 in prize money on the line, the stakes are high and the racing is fast!
RACE PHOTOS AVAILABLE NOW!
Can’t be here? Watch the live stream! The 2023 races will be broadcast live, you can watch on your phone or your Smart TV! Search “Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic” on YouTube or click on the playlist below.
ALL RACES ARE RECORDED.
December 21, 2023 - MORNING/AFTERNOON SLALOM at Howelsen Hill
December 20, 2023 - AFTERNOON/NIGHT SLALOM at Howelsen Hill
December 19, 2023 - DAY 2 GS at Steamboat Ski Resort
December 18, 2023 - DAY 1 GS at Steamboat Ski Resort
Thank you to our 2023 prize money sponsors: Ron and Sarah Simon, Chris Puckett of Edward Jones, David Baldinger Jr of Steamboat Sotheby’s Real Eastate, The Huber Family, David Lamb of Edward Jones, the Colgan Foundation, Gwen Rogers and Peter Daley.
Prize Money Breakdown
These amounts will be awarded to the winners each day. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the top overall female and male based on World Cup points earned over the four days.
First place: $2,000
Second place: $750
Third place: $500
Fourth place: $300
Fifth place: $200
1st place U18: $250
CHECK OUT THE PAST CHAMPIONS LIST HERE. All past champions are invited to a Champions Dinner each year at the event, a unique tradition similar to the Masters golf tournament.
Professional race photos will be available for purchase at reasonable prices here. Photographers Tania and Chuck Coffey have been taking amazing action photos at the Holiday Classic for over ten years. Photos will be posted each day in the evening.
Check out the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Show Podcast
Many great episodes including one featuring infamous Murphy Roberts Holiday Classic announcer Peter Lemonjello, including how he started this tradition. Check out this episode (Gardner and Millie Flanigan) along with all the other great shows HERE.
Watch Past Races
There’s no podium like a Holiday Classic podium!
SLALOM - HOWELSEN HILL FACE - DECEMBER 20 & 21
Thursday’s race will feature the women’s race in the morning to completion, followed by the men’s race in the afternoon to completion. The weather looks great, so plan to make a day of watching! Parking should be easier, with plenty of free parking right at the base of the hill. Bring your cowbell and cheer on the racers!
Thursday Race Schedule
9:00am Women’s Run 1
11:00am Women’s Run 2
11:45am Women’s race awards and trophy presentation
12:30pm Men’s Run 1
2:30pm Men’s Run 2
3:30pm Men’s race awards and trophy presentation