Woodsy used to be a dark horse. Now he's a thoroughbred you can bet your house on...
James Woods, known by most as 'Woodsy', hit the pro circuit in 2010 as a rookie and has never looked back. Woodsy is proof you don’t need to be raised in the mountains to make it. Bred in the "Steel City" he is a homegrown talent Sheffield and the UK can be proud of. Woodsy didn’t even see fresh snow for his first 4 years skiing, learning his trade on the dry slopes. Since then he's been smashing Slopestyle and Big Air contests around the world.
"What is possible within skiing is incredible, it’s super human. The speed, the control, the ability to fly, it blows my mind every single day."
5x British champion as an amateur just wasn't good enough for Woodsy though - he took his first podium at X Games in Slopestyle 2011, and by 2022, he has multiple World Cup golds, X Games medals and a World Title to his name. Now a 3 x Olympian, Woodsy is one of the most successful British snowsports athletes which, on top of his infectiously positive attitude, will surely inspire generations to come.
Moving past his competitive career, Woodsy is channeling his infectious love of skiing into filmmaking, commentating and diversifying his skiing style. Follow his progress in his hit vlog 'Woodsy's World'.