Mitch Toelderer grew up in southern Austria and began snowboarding when he was 12. His passion for snowboarding led him to a successful professional career as a big mountain freerider and a participant in various film projects around the world. Toelderer is also a medical doctor, Protect Our Winters Ambassador and Skeleton Sea Ambassador. He lives in Innsbruck, Austria. Toelderer is the director of the film When the Mountains Were Wild (Mountainfilm 2016).