05/03/2014 | by Sam Oetiker
Huge drops, steezy 720′s, textbook methods, pillow charging and big mountain lines… this is female backcountry riding like you’ve never seen it before. And there’s even more to it. Keep reading!
While most of the kids around her neighborhood in Quebec, Canada were skiers or hockey players, a young Marie-France Roy opted to go snowboarding alongside her brothers. Today, MFR (or ‘Mofo,’ as she likes to be called) is one of the most stylish and versatile female riders snowboarding has ever seen. She can ride urban features, park and the backcountry with equal pedigree, and has the accolades to prove it, between Rider of the Year awards, movie parts and podium appearances. It was about time she got herself her own big project!
Along with filmmaker Darcy Turenne she’s making a two year snowboard movie project based on environmentally conscious riders who present inspirational and unique ways of living, thinking and who are trying to make a difference. The movie will follow Marie and the rest of the crew (Jeremy Jones, Tamo Campos, Marie-France Roy, Meghann O’Brien, Nicolas Müller, Jonaven Moore, Gretchen Bleiler and more) before culminating in a release in fall 2014!