Scotty James: A Dual Olympian & Celebrity Traveller In One

19 February 2015
Read Time: 0.7 mins

When you were 14, we bet you hadn’t yet travelled to Switzerland for a ski trip, let alone going to compete as a snowboarder in the Europa Cup? Scotty James had, and then four years later, in Canada, he became the youngest ever Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics. Not bad going for a kid from Warrandyte, Victoria.

Then again, he did start at an early age, first hitting the slopes in skis at one year old. By the time Scotty was three, he was snowboarding and by age six, he was competing.

In 2012 Scotty spent three months based in Colorado, in between shredding it up at different events in Europe and Canada. Still in school, Scotty balances his professional snowboarding career and travel with his education.

Last month, the now dual Olympian snowboarder finally cracked a world title at the tender age of 20 after winning the World Championship Snowboard Halfpipe at the FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding championship in Austria.

What a dude.

Check out this short video below from our ‘Celebrity Traveller’ series to hear Scotty’s take on his favourite places in the world, how much he enjoys a good schnitzel and where this well-travelled 20-year-old dreams of visiting for a holiday.


Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.