2010: Like many a hungry young shredder from Quebec, Marie-France Roy packed up and left the frozen flatlands eastern Canada for the powder and possibilities of British Columbia. She found what she was looking for—powder—and things have never really been the same. Over the past last five years, MFR has gone from a big fish in a small pond—the best female rider in Quebec—to laying down a video part in 2007, showing her as perhaps the best female street rider snowboarding has yet seen. Of course there was no slowing down. In 2008 she began her first forays into the backcountry, riding a snowmobile and learning the ropes. In 2009, with the support of friend and fellow backcountry maven Annie Boulanger, Marie continued her streak of progression hard at work with Absinthe. But progression rarely comes without a price. Marie spent the past summer healing from a broken neck she suffered while filming in Canada last season. By the beginning of summer MFR was out of the neck brace and back in action. She right back on the horse, surfing on Vancouver Island during the summer and working out to be strong for the coming season. The powder and pillows are calling and MFR will return more stoked and focused than ever.