Mary Rand makes the transition from resort riding to the backcountry look easy.

Rhode Island isn’t known for big mountains, but that didn’t stop Mary Rand from rising to the top as one of the fresh faces in snowboarding the last several years. While Mary started out with solid street-riding skills, she has fine-tuned her resort riding and is venturing deeper and deeper into the backcountry. Named 2015 Rookie of the Year, Mary has taken on the backcountry—with and without bindings—with ease.