James put down two solid runs in the Snowboard Superpipe final against a strong field that included many of the best athletes in the world.
After the first run in the finals, James was sitting in second place with a score of 87.5, behind eventual event winner Taylor Gold of the USA with a score 90.5.
In the second and final run of the event, James improved on his first run score posting 88.25, but was narrowly relegated to third place by Yiwei Zhang of China who finished second with a score of 88.75, just 0.5 ahead of James.
Other Australian's in the Superpipe event were Holly Crawford (12th), Nathan Johnstone (20th) and Kent Callister (30th).
In the Freeski Slopestyle event, Russ Henshaw placed fifth in the last chance qualifier, giving him an overall finish of 15th in his first performance back since knee surgery following the Sochi Olympics.
Image: Scotty James celebrates after finishing on the podium at the Dew Tour © Scotty James