Every centimetre of the run you have to be doing something, moving from one position to another to keep on the line and getting down as cleanly as possible
James has been skiing since he was four years old and made his international debut when he was 11.
He has also represented both his school and Courchevel, where he trains, in non-disabled competition, winning six cups.
Since being recruited to the British Disabled Ski Team, James has made impressive progress and is World Cup qualified in slalom and giant slalom.
In 2013, he competed in his first major international event, the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, Spain, where he ranked 16th in the giant slalom.
He finished the 2012-13 season by winning his first senior medal, a bronze in giant slalom at Chamrousse, France.