Let us explain the French snowboard scene for you. There's a ton of riding talent, and some amazing parks, but since they've invented the word the scene is quite 'cliquey', and you don't get to see much of it outside La Grande Nation. However, there is a bunch of riders, who can stand their ground on an international level. Apart from names like Victor De Le Rue, Arthur Longo, Mathieu Crepel, and Gerome Matthieu it is mostly Victor Daviet, who has been pushing the level of backcountry riding within and outside France.
Here's Victor's full part from the Rip Curl movie Alive & Kickin', taking him from British Columbia to the Alps and back.
Watch out the Canadian crew shredding their boundless backyard in deep powder while Victor Daviet have searched and found perfect natural spots. All this on a Social Distortion tune to keep you warm and ready for your first sessions of the winter! Enjoy!