HIG ROBERTS is an American alpine skier born on this date. He had thirty-one starts in the World Cup between 2015 and 2019 and won two giant slalom national titles competing on the United States Ski team.
Roberts was born and raised in Steanboat Springs, Colorado where he started skiing at two years old. He competed in a large tournament for the first time at the age of nine and broke his femur, resulting in a risky surgery. He says he began questioning his sexuality when he was twelve but did not come out. Roberts placed 7th in the giant slalom at the 2013 WinterUniversiade. Roberts graduated from Middlebury College in 2014.
Roberts was one a few former college skiers to join the United States Ski Team B. In 2017, Roberts beat Tim Jitloff in the giant slalom at Sugarloaf, Maine to earn his first national title. He won again in 2018. He was the first alternate U.S. team at the 2018 Winter Olympics. After retiring from sports in 2019, Roberts worked in finance in Norway and continues to ski recreationally
He came out in December 2020.