Australian snowboarder Scotty James was just a 14 year kid when he competed\u00a0in his first Winter Olympics back in 2010, becoming the youngest ever Australian Winter Olympian. A few years have passed, Scotty's all grown up and still shredding on the slopes becoming\u00a0the 2015 Snowboard Halfpipe World Champion. Dividing most of\u00a0his time between\u00a0the Northern and Southern hemisphere winters, Scotty took some time out of his busy training schedule to chat with Many of Many. Here's what he had to say:\r\nWhere do you spend most of your time during the Northern Hemisphere winter?\r\nWhen I\u2019m in the United States I stay and ride at Breckenridge, Colorado. It\u2019s the epi-centre for freestyle snowboarding at the moment so it\u2019s definitely the place to be.\r\nDo you enjoy being back at home during the Australian winter?\r\nYes, I love being back home during winter. I spend my time between Melbourne and Perisher, so I get to enjoy the best of both worlds \u2013 the Melbourne lifestyle and snowboarding.\r\nDo you ever see summer?\r\nRarely! I try to come home for Christmas and New Year every second year. There\u2019s nothing like an Australian Summer and when I\u2019m back home I love to go surfing.\r\nWhat proportion of your time do you spend training?\r\nI usually train five or six days a week. We split the sessions, an hour at a time, one cardio based and the other strength based.\r\n\r\nWhat kind of training do you undergo on the slopes?\r\nI normally start with a warm up on the mountain. Then I\u2019ll go the half pipe and start working on my runs, slowly working on individual \u2018hits\u2019 to get technique and amplitude right.\u00a0\r\nWhat types of training do you do off the slopes?\r\nWhen we\u2019re off the mountain we work on basic fitness, strength training and injury prevention. My brother is my strength and conditioning coach. We work closely with the VIS to ensure there is an all-round holistic approach to my training routine.\r\nDo you undertake any mental or psychological training in order to prepare for competition?\r\nI like to stay well informed about who I\u2019m up against in the lead up to the competition, however on the day I like to stay focused on myself and the goal at hand. So before the competition, I put my headphones in, have a Red Bull and block everything else out.\r\nWhen you\u2019re not training or competing, how do you unwind?\r\nI like to play a bit of golf and go surfing. Otherwise you might find me playing my banjo \u2013 something that my family has had to put up with over the years. I also enjoy hitting up local cafes in Melbourne.\r\nIf you weren\u2019t a pro snowboarder what job do you think you\u2019d be doing?\r\nI\u2019d be a pilot. I\u2019m currently studying to get my pilot license. Flying a plane keeps the adrenaline pumping when I\u2019m not boarding.\r\n\r\nNow let\u2019s talk style. How do you like to dress when the snow gear comes off?\r\nWhen it comes to casual clothes I\u2019m usually getting around in jeans, boots and t-shirts. I love my Akubra hat, which gets plenty of attention in the states. I\u2019m also starting to build a solid collection of custom, tailor made suits, which is pretty handy when events like Spring Carnival roll around.\r\nIn your opinion, who\u2019s the most stylish snowboarder?\r\nThe girls seem to out-do the guys when it comes to off-snow style, but us guys like to put a suit on and get dressed up when the occasion calls for it.\r\nWhat are the biggest snowboarder style fails? How does one dress for the slopes without looking like a kook?\r\n\u2018Keep it simple\u2019 is my advice. And there\u2019s nothing worse than someone wearing super loud & bright colours. With the help of Red Bull, I designed a custom made helmet, which allows me to have a bit of individuality.