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Say Hello To Our New Ambassador! Welcome To The Family Scotty James

Posted on 29 May, 2024 in On the Slopes

Pro Snowboarder, Olympic medalist and all-round Aussie legend Scotty James has come on board as our new ambassador!


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Scotty grew up competing in Thredbo and has come back to visit, ride and compete many times since… Now an ambassador, we’ve joined forces with Scotty to support the development of the next generation of Aussie athletes.

First up on the agenda? Scotty James has personally donated a mini pipe cutter to our community, enabling us to build the all-new 13ft MOOKi’s Mini Pipe this winter and for many seasons to come!

Located in the Cruiser area, MOOKi’s Mini Pipe will provide skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to have fun and progress their skills.

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The name MOOKi holds special significance for Scotty as MOOKi was Scotty’s childhood nickname and has evolved into a character that symbolizes always shooting for the moon and dreaming big – an ethos he hopes MOOKi’s Mini Pipe will represent for current and future snowsport athletes.


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As I join Thredbo as an ambassador, I’m very excited to be part of a partnership that not only supports my journey toward the 2026 Olympics but also invests in the future of snowsports in Australia,” said Scotty.

“Through the development of both the full size and mini pipe, our goal is to create opportunities for the next generation of athletes to train, thrive and excel. It’s really special for me to be helping contribute to the growth of the sport right here in Thredbo where I grew up competing. It’s a full circle moment.”



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But that’s not all—get ready for something BIG!

This winter, we’re proud to become the first Australian resort to build a 22ft Halfpipe for Olympic training during the Southern Hemisphere’s snow season. We’re committed to supporting our ambassadors and athletes like Scotty James as they train right here in Australia for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

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Situated at the top of the Cruiser area from August through to mid-September, the new training facility with the Stomping Grounds Project will also feature a 65ft jump for athletes to train on.

Last winter, this jump attracted a hugely elite rider lineup including Mark McMorris, Anna Gasser, Clemens Millauer and the national teams from Australia, the United States, Canada, Austria, Japan and China.

Check out what went down when the Stomping Grounds hit the Southern Hemisphere for the first time last winter.

We’re pumped to see a huge lineup of the world’s best athletes including Scotty James and our ambassador crew come down under to hit not only the jump, but also the new halfpipe this winter!

And for everyone else, we’re counting down the days until we catch you all shredding it up in MOOKi’s MiniPipe!

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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.

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