Scotty James is aiming to become Australia's first men's snowboarding medallist at a Winter Olympic Games ©Getty Images

Scotty James has vowed to produce "things that people have never done before" at Pyeongchang 2018 as he aims to become Australia's first male snowboarding medallist at a Winter Olympic Games.

James enjoyed a successful campaign last season, including World Championships gold and an International Ski Federation World Cup crown.

He successfully defended his halfpipe world title in the Spanish resort of Sierra Nevada.

The 23-year-old went on to clinch the superpipe gold medal at this year's Winter X Games in Aspen before ending the World Cup season in top spot as he won the halfpipe crystal globe.

"I know what every other rider is going to be doing, at least the main guys I am going to compete against," James told the Australian Associated Press.

"I'm not sure what people's idea of what I am going to do is but it is definitely going to be a little bit above and beyond.

"I've still got something to prove and that's the mentality I'm taking into new tricks and developing things that people have never done before."

Scotty James is the reigning world halfpipe champion ©Getty Images
Scotty James is the reigning world halfpipe champion ©Getty Images

James has been training in New Zealand and hopes to spend time in Europe before the World Cup season gets underway.

He is hoping to compete in five events before Pyeongchang 2018.

James also secured the men's athlete of the year prize at the Ski and Snowboard Australia Awards in Melbourne in April.

He has claimed he is purely focused on cementing his place as the best halfpipe competitor in the world.

"Winter sports in general aren't hugely broadcast or watched in Australia so there is that little added pressure [during the Olympics]," James added.

"The Olympics is huge and I look forward to it but between myself and my team I just say I want to be the most dominant snowboarder in the halfpipe."