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18. Marie-France Roy

Photograph By Ashley Barker

Marie-France Roy, or "MFR," is one of the most respected and all-around best snowboarders in the world. From parks to hairy handrails to massive cliffs and backcountry pillow lines, the French Canadian powerhouse can ride it all and has the video parts, "Rider of the Year," "Video Part of the Year" and "Reader's Choice" awards to prove it.

Though MFR is one of the very few women who has built a career around her movie segments in predominantly male snowboard films, the past two years she has been working on a project of her own. It's a part snowboarding, part enviro-doc called "The Little Things" featuring riders like Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Mller and Gretchen Bleiler.

"I just want to create something that would make people focus on hope and positive vibes," says MFR of the movie. "There were quite a few riders out there taking action and making positive changes and [I felt] their stories should be featured more."