Mt Baker backcountry.
Jason Hummel


James McSkimming

G3 Athlete

G3 Athletes

James McSkimming was born and raised in the mountain sports mecca of Whistler, BC. He learned to ski and mountain bike approximately the same time he took his first steps, and those two sports have been a enduring and lifelong passions of his. Now practising both at a professional level, his passion only grows stronger, while he travels the globe in search of the next adventure. James is helping us abuse and test some new gear while he patrols on Whistler Blackcomb, charges hard on his days off, and wanders the backcountry in search of new lines. Follow his adventures at

James's Posts

2016/17 Empire 115 Skis

Crazy light weight meets big mountain powder skis. Pop, slash, or point'em.The multi-award winning, big mountain backcountry skiers’ dream is back. Fat, light, bomber, and versatile enough to rail o...


Steep and Exposed on Mt Pandareus - G3POV EP.3

G3's most popular video series is back. In #G3POV Episode 3, get James McSkimming's skier's eye view of a steep, exposed and 'not-so-deep' descent in the Tantalus Range, Squamish, BC, Canada. It was a...


Tantalized. Finally. #G3Backstories Ep.1

Born and raised in Whistler, BC, James McSkimming is no stranger to backcountry skiing. He has committed his life to chasing new lines on snow in the winter and dirt (mountain biking) in the summer. E...


Teased by Tantalus

There we sat, perched amid the most beautiful ski lines in the region. They were so close you could poke a stick at them, yet most were still out of safe reach. It was April 30, the sun's heat was rag...


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