Marie-France ROY

Marie-France ROY


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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 women’s snowboarders the sport 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.

Her talent on her snowboard is matched by a humble and giving nature, and an acute awareness for the world around her. While traveling the globe for new lines and deeper powder, she’s also passionate about putting her degree in Ecology to use and spreading the word of sustainable living and environmental awareness. She’s been working on two-year project, “The Little Things,” that combines her love for snowboarding and the environment.


  • Directing and Riding in “The Little Things” (Due out 2014)
  • Video Parts in Any Means, No Correct Way, Neverland, Nowhere, and The Shred Remains
  • 2005 – TransWorld Snowboarding “Rookie of the Year”
  • 2005 – 1st, Nikita Showdown Slopestyle
  • 2005 – 1st + Best Trick, Abominable Snowjam Slopestyle
  • 2005 – 4th, U.S. Open Rail Jam
  • 2004 – Best Trick, U.S. Open Rail Jam


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Arbor Snowboards :: Welcome To Arbor - Marie-France Roy

Welcome to Arbor, Marie. Marie-France Roy has been pushing the limits of women’s backcountry freeriding and freestyle for years. With standout video parts in a plethora of influential snowboard films, Marie has solidified her spot among the most accomplished female riders in the field. She has been on top of the game for years and shows no signs of stopping. This past season Marie was awarded the title of Women’s Rider of the Year and Women’s Video Part of the Year at the 2015 Transworld Readers Poll Awards. These accolades mark the second time she has received these titles. Both on and off the hill, Marie’s synergies with Arbor are undeniable. Beyond her riding accomplishments, Marie is also one of the most influential advocates for sustainability and environmentalism in action sports. In 2014, Marie produced the award winning film “The Little Things”, a movie project based on environmentally conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of thinking and living. The movie has received tremendous praise and led to Marie receiving the Climate Activist Award Presented by Protect Our Winters. During the winter, Marie lives in Whistler, BC where she has easy access to some of the world’s best backcountry terrain. The summer months bring Marie to her eco-friendly home on Vancouver Island. She built the house with the help of her brother Alex and a community of friends. Constructed from natural and recycled materials, Marie’s summerhouse is just one of the “little things” that she does to live sustainably and in balance with our environment. Since 1995 Arbor has pioneered the use of sustainable materials in our snowboard production. When we look to the future, we cannot think of a better partner than someone with the ethos, passion, and experience of Marie-France Roy.

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