Jones Snowboards is proud to announce the addition of Mitch Tolderer to their European Team.

Tolderer's lifestyle, attitude and big mountain abilities make him a perfect fit for Jones Snowboards as he has been a fixture on the podium of the world's biggest freeride competitions and has recently led the splitboard movement in Europe. This past season he finished second in the Freeride World Tour overall standings, opened up a ton of new terrain in his home country of Austria and made a movie about his adventures called Hike2Ride.

Sharing Jones Snowboards' dedication to the unknown, Mitch focuses his life on the search for the next unridden wave or peak. Currently he is in the middle of a four-month South American walk-about and just left the coast of Peru. He sent us this message on his way to the mountains:

"This week we will get our snowboard bag and all our mountain gear sent from Austria. We plan to go explore the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. Then we will be back to the ocean before we head up to the volcanoes in Ecuador this November."

When Mitch picks up his board bag he'll have a quiver of Jones Snowboards including a Flagship that he had the chance to test last winter in Verbier. Here's a few thoughts from Mitch about his first day on the Flagship:

"The day after the Verbier Xtreme I hiked up the Bec de Rosses again to reach the mountain just behind. This smaller peak had looked so sweet the day before! Jeremy Jones had given me a 161 Flagship and I was really curious what this board he created would be like. Although I thought the 161 would seem 'small' riding off-piste it felt really nice. After a few turns the board felt really smooth and familiar under my feet. I can't wait to try the 164 flagship!"

´┐╝Look out for more of Tolderer on Jones Snowboards this winter. Meanwhile, check out Mitch's blog for some notes from the road including this video of his latest surf adventure in Peru.