Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll-The Ups & Downs of Being an Athlete

The Ups and Downs of Being an Athlete  It’s been a while since I’ve done an unplugged! Lately I’ve had the thought; what fun would the good times be without going through the bad times? Please keep reading to follow my past six months.  Injuries Within life and sport there are always ups and downs, Read More …

Standing Up For What’s Right!

Standing Up For What’s Right! Vancouver Pride Parade 2017 Team Canada #OneTeam 2013 was the first time Team Canada asked athletes to partake in Canadian Pride Parades. When I was asked it was a no brainer, if I was in town I was going. 2013 was an interesting time for Olympic Athletes with Putin enforcing Read More …

April 15th 2017 2nd Annual Halfpipe FamJam

April 15th 2017 2nd Annual Halfpipe FamJam Dom Vallee and I are so happy to be bringing back the Halfpipe FamJam this year to the Blackcomb halfpipe April 15th 2017, as part of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. We had so much fun last year, seeing three different generations of riders and skiers in Read More …

Bell Let’s Talk Day: Let’s Share & Listen

In her own words: Mercedes Nicoll’s fight against depression Bell Let’s Talk Day: Let’s Share & Listen Let’s face it no one is perfect! Photos all over social media may portray a perfect life, but do you know what’s really going on with your friends? Do you find that you’re always waiting for your time Read More …

Olympic Snowboard Qualifying with Mercedes Nicoll

Olympic Snowboard Qualifying with Mercedes Nicoll Achieving goals take time, grit, positivity and perseverance. I’ve had a bumpy ride over the last three years, The Journey Back up the Mountain, looking back on my journey, I know you don’t just stumble upon getting what you want, you have to earn it. I’m very excited for the rest Read More …

Mercedes Nicoll Takes Over CBC Sports Snapchat

Mercedes Nicoll Takes Over CBC Sports ? Snapchat TOMORROW December 13th 2016 I’ll be taking over CBC Sports ? Snapchat. Get on your phones, head over to snapchat, follow cbcsports and mercedesnicoll, if you don’t have snapchat get to it! Real time happenings of real life athletes. I’m on the road to the 2018 Winter Read More …

Whistler Blackcomb Opening Day Facebook Live with Mercedes Nicoll

Whistler Blackcomb Opening Day Facebook Live with Mercedes Nicoll March 23rd did not disappoint! If you guys missed it, here’s what we get up to at Whistler Blackcomb on opening day. A little Facebook Live action on the Whistler Blackcomb page. Whistler Blackcomb Facebook Live March 23 2016 Thanks for an amazing start to my Read More …

Are You Ready For Winter? October 10, 2016 at Whistler Blackcomb

Are You Ready For Winter?  October 10, 2016 at Whistler Blackcomb  October 10th 2016 got me excited for winter! Great to take some turns with Stan Ray, Mike Douglas and Paul Morrison. Winter can’t come fast enough Whistler Blackcomb opens November 24th!

3rd Annual HalfpipeCAN Fall Classic Golf Tournament

3rd Annual HalfpipeCAN Fall Classic Golf Tournament For the last three years all athletes on the Canadian National Halfpipe Team are charged a $5,000 team fee to be on the National team. Most people don’t realize that being on the Canadian National Halfpipe Snowboard Team we have little to no support from Canada Snowboard. Having to Read More …

The Journey Back Up The Mountain | Mercedes Nicoll | TEDxYouth@Granville

The Journey Back Up The Mountain This is the story that changed my life.  As I said I my last blog I’m not perfect, life isn’t easy. I’ll be the first to share my stories with friends, but this story is for everyone. Life is a roller coaster and you never know what it’s going Read More …

Why I Share My Story

Why I Share My Story 6 months ago I wasn’t sure I would be able to compete in snowboarding again. 2 years ago I wasn’t sure I would snowboard again. I have been on a long journey that has taken me 2 years to get back to competitive snowboarding. If you’re reading my story for Read More …

Tea with a Titan: Mercedes Nicoll

Tea with a Titan I was lucky enough to be introduced to writer/speaker/performer and all round great human Mary-Jo Dionne this spring at the RBC branch opening in the Vancouver Olympic Village. Mary-Jo instantly asked me to be on her podcast Tea with a Titan. Tea with a Titan is a weekly 1 hour podcast Read More …

The Trans Canada Trail; The Great Trail

The Trans Canada Trail The Great Trail   I was honored to be invited to partake and speak at the fourth Ladies hike of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) soon to be known as The Great Trail. Valerie Pringle, Laureen Harper, Deborah Apps – TCT CEO, Andrea Cohen-Barrack, Cate Hyde, Wendy Southall, Simone Hicken – Read More …

Named to the National Team

Named to the 2016-2017 National Team   Two years ago I wasn’t sure if I would ever snowboard again. Being named to the Canadian National Snowboard Team isn’t something that I would normally be over the moon about, but this year the Team announcement has a huge importance to me. I’ve been on the Canadian Read More …

TedX Youth Granville Mercedes Nicoll

TedX Youth@Granville Mercedes Nicoll   I’m pleased to share that I will be one of 11 speakers at TedX Youth@Granville this year, June 5th 2016. The theme being ‘Focus’ seems fitting for me to share my last Olympic experience with the audience of 250 youngsters. Other speakers Danny Ramadan  Canadian-Based Syrian author and journalist Amy Read More …

Calgary Giving Back

GIVING BACK I spent some time at Winsport in Calgary early January and got a great opportunity to ride with the Riders on Board girls crew Tuesday night, January 12th. Teammate Katie Tsuyuki and I took the girls for some laps helping them with their riding skills and taking them through the mini pipe giving Read More …

Halfpipe Fam Jam Photo Album

Halfpipe Fam Jam Photo Album Something that started out as a couple of ideas from both Dominique Vallee and myself soon became an event. We couldn’t be happier with the turnout at the ina. We have such a great community of friends in the snowboard and ski world that I consider family. Check out the Read More …

Halfpipe Fam Jam 2016

Halfpipe Fam Jam 2016 Time for a fun spring  pipe session? The pipe on Blackcomb is looking really good. Both Dom Vallee and myself want to get back to the good old days, back when everyone was hiking the pipe together, having fun, no stress, no contest, just plain old fun in the sun and Read More …

Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll-I Believe

I BELIEVE Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll   Halfpipe Season 2016 Photo Album HERE I Believe in ME January 2016 was full of mixed emotions; being scared, excited and so happy. After almost 2 years of not being sure if I would get back in the halfpipe, in early January I made my way out to Read More …

Why Risk it?

WHY Do We Do IT? I have shared my stories with you on my blog. I want you to have an understanding about what I have gone through with hopes to inspire. I’ve learned a lot overcoming this last injury. If you haven’t followed my story check out my unplugged blog series; VALUES blog shares Read More …

What Are You Thankful For?

I’m Thankful to be Back I’m thankful to be symptom free, after a long year and a half of suffering: headaches, lost personality, depression and being on an emotional rollercoaster. I have my personality back, I’ve dealt with depression by having goals. I’m back doing what I love, what makes me happiest, I’m back on my Read More …

RBC Sports Day in Canada Recap

RBC Sports Day in Canada RBC Sports Day in Canada was Saturday, November 21st, and it was a star studded, fun filled day, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC Television and True Sport. RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high performance activities. At the Richmond Olympic Oval there were Read More …

RBC Sports Day Twitter Challenge Results

RBC Sports Day Twitter Challenge Results Together We Raised $6,000!   Thank you all so much for your tweets and support over this fun twitter challenge. Together we raised $6,000 for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation through the #RBCsportsday Twitter Challenge. We have really put #RBCsportsday on the twitter map. It’s trending and you have helped raise over Read More …

RBC Sports Day Twitter Challenge

RBC Sports Day Twitter Challenge RBC Sports day in Canada is just around the corner, November 21st. RBC Sports Day is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving.   WHO 5 RBC Olympians;   Mercedes Nicoll Snowboarding @mercedesnicoll  Patrick Chan Figure skating @Pchiddy Brad Jacobs Curling @curlercups Read More …

Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll- Get to Know Yourself

Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll- Get to Know Yourself   As I said in my last blog about values I’ve had time to reflect. Being forced to unplug, due to my concussion, was really difficult at first. All I wanted to do was share my Olympic experience with everyone. Unfortunately that was not happening! Most people don’t Read More …