James Machon Face Shot

Age - 25
Years Skiing – 11

Top Achievements to date:

  • 8th World Halfpipe Championships 2015
  • 5x British Halfpipe Champion
  • 23rd Sochi Winter Olympics Ski Halfpipe


Team GB half pipe athlete James started freestyle skiing by teaching himself tricks that he'd watched in ski movies as a youngster. He was particularly inspired by Warren Miller movies, and also loved to watch the ski demonstrations at the London Ski & Snowboard Shows.

When younger he, like so many of GB’s great snow sport athletes, used the Sheffield Ski Village dry slope to train and began competing in UK competitions which progressed to international competitions and the first ever Ski Halfpipe event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

He'd always had a love for skiing, and it has taken him all over the World to some incredible places including USA, New Zealand, Russia, Japan, and many places in Europe.