About James

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.

Q & A with James

  • Q
    How do you prepare for a race?
  • A
    At the start gate, I remember all that I’ve done from the course inspection and think it all through in my head. I keep calm, clear the head, try to have as little noise as possible in my ears. I like to concentrate and think what I need to do. That mental preparation is vital to me – it’s half the sport really, as much as the physical side.
  • Q
    You're studying for your GCSEs now. What A-levels do you think you will go for?
  • A
    Maybe physics, a language and... maybe sports or business.