• Marie-France Roy
  • Marie-France Roy

Marie-France Roy

Snowboarding Ambassador

Hometown

Les Éboulements, Charlevoix, Quebec

Resides

Whistler, B.C.

Marie-France Roy grew up in Quebec, Canada, and began following her two older brothers around the local resort on a snowboard at 11 years old. A love for snowboarding influenced her move to Whistler, British Columbia, and she has been happily living the life of a professional snowboarder for over a decade. From her early competition experience at the X Games to her more recent back-to-the-mountains approach, Roy has traveled the world while enjoying the ride. Known for being one of the most stylish and versatile riders in snowboarding, Roy is also recognized for her humble and giving nature. She is the recipient of the 2015 Climate Activist Award from Protect Our Winters and TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine. Roy divides her time between Whistler and a self-built, environmentally-minded cob home on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Career Highlights
  • 2015 Climate Activist Award from Protect Our Winters (POW) and TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine
  • 2015 Women’s Rider of the Year, and Female Video Part of the Year: TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards and Snowboarder Magazine Awards
  • Three times Readers’ Choice Award: TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine
  • Named one of ESPN’s Top 50 Best Female In Action Sports in 2015
  • Golden Tape first place at the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom 2014
  • Producer of the film The Little Things, alongside director Darcy Turenne
  • 2015 Coldsmoke Award, Coldsmoke Winter Film festival
  • 2014-2015 World Tour with the Banff Film Festival
  • 2015 World Tour with the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
  • 2015 Best Environmental Film, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival