Dubbed king of the X games halfpipe, Scotty James is a three time snowboarding world champion with two Olympic medals and seven X Games medals (only the recently retired Shaun White has more X Games men’s snowboard halfpipe titles with eight). The Aussie, who at just 15 earned the title of youngest Winter Olympian in over 50 years when he made his debut at the Vancouver Games in 2010—not to mention being the youngest Australian to ever compete in the Winter Olympics—had a stellar 2022, having secured his Silver medal at the Beijing Olympics and a Gold medal at the X Games in Aspen.
Below, we got him to spill on some of his favorite things: from the best slope and most memorable career highlight to his go-to gear (unsurprisingly, his signature red boxing gloves are completely sold out), apres-ski style, and pre-slopes grooming routine.
“Favorite competition is the XGames in Aspen. Always an awesome atmosphere and energy during the event which is fun.”
“Laax, Switzerland is one of my favorite mountains to ride powder and also train in the halfpipe.”
“Walking the Australian team into the opening ceremony at the Olympics in 2018 is a big highlight for me. Pretty big honor to do so and something I’ll never forget.”
“My snowboards are custom made in Switzerland. A board I recommend is a Capita Supernova, fun one for the mountain and anyone can ride this!”
“Sweet Protection Helmet”
“SJ Boxing mitts – my signature gloves!”
“Tommy Hilfiger goggles. Get these custom made which is fun to work on with Tommy.”
“I currently wear Volcom Gore-Tex pants and Moncler High performance jacket.”
For clothes, RRL, Levi Jeans, Rag and Bone, Vince, Pangaia. Tommy Hilfiger Glasses For boots, Danner, Common Project boots, RM Williams.
“I wear Nivea moisturizer daily, being high in altitude the skin gets super dry. Piz Buin 50+ sunscreen and Burt’s bees lip balm.”
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Editor’s note: this interview has been edited for clarity.