SNOW athletes who have called Mount Buller home over the years have excelled in the second half of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Foremost among these was 23 year old Scotty James from Warrandyte, who competed in the men’s half pipe.
James claimed a bronze medal for his efforts, which was the third Olympic snowboarding halfpipe medal received for Australia.
The current world champion entered the Winter Olympics as one of Australia’s most high profile medal chances, and Australian Sports Commission (ASC) chief executive Kate Palmer praised the composure and humility he showed in the final.
“Watching Scotty before and after every run, his relaxed nature and obvious love of the sport shines through and that’s a great reflection on him,” Palmer said.
“Scotty makes it look effortless.