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 …

I Believe-Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll

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 …

Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll- Values

Unplugged with Mercedes Nicoll- Values When was the last time you ‘unplugged’? Now a days with so much going on in life and the easy accessibility to technology I find the time to ‘unplug’ more and more difficult. I think you all know what I’m talking about! I’ve spent the last year and a half Read More …

Vancouver Pride Parade

VANCOUVER PRIDE PARADE Aug 2nd 12pm I WALK WITH PRIDE I had no doubt in my mind when there was the opportunity to partake in the Vancouver Pride Parade that I would. I have had the honor of participating in Vancouver’s Pride Parade for the past two years, since the Canadian Olympic Committee has joined Read More …

One Duck Brewing Co. Squamish BC

One Duck Brewing Co. Squamish BC  →PLEDGE NOW!!← THE VISION I have such talented friends! I’m proud to present this kickstarter for One Duck Brewing Co. My long time friend from Whistler, Jesse Paine is opening a brewery in Squamish! The funds for this campaign will go towards building an inviting taproom and creating a Read More …

From Caddy to Crusher

From Caddy to Crusher This spring I was part of Nickalus North Golf Course and Whistler FM’s From Caddy to Crusher. click all images for more info/video/sound                                                         From Caddy to Crusher consisted of me taking 5 lessons at Nickalus North Golf Course’s Winter Indoor Instruction with Director of Read More …

Vancouver’s GROUSE GRIND(the devil) MY PERSPECTIVE

Vancouver GROUSE GRIND(the devil) MY PERSPECTIVE I still consider myself a Grind beginner, having completed Vancouver’s Grouse Grind two times now. I wanted to share the ten steps I went thought to get to the grind, sometimes the hardest part, the steps going through the grind, and after this 2.9-kilometre “stair-master” trail. Welcome to my roller-coaster Read More …

Sitka, A World in Balance, Crowdfunding Campaign

 Sitka, A World in Balance, Crowdfunding Campaign My friends at Sitka have started a CrowdFunding Campaign. If you haven’t heard of Sitka it is a true Canadian company founded in 2002 by two Canadian surfers, Rene Gauthier and Andrew Paine. Sitka is a surf brand, clothing brand, a family, and a community that embraces the Read More …

New on Pinterest, My Winter Look

New on Pinterest, My Winter Look A lot of inspiration for my art comes from Pinterest as well as my beautiful surroundings in Whistler. I’ve been on Pinterest here and there, I mostly go on it to get artistic and DIY ideas. I have to admit, I found some paintings I liked so much on Pinterest, Read More …

PWDRROOM recap video from Sony Snowcrown 2015

PWDRROOM recap video from Sony Snowcrown 2015 I was so happy to get out to Ontario for the Sony Snow Crown this year. Sadly I wasn’t competing, as I’m still recovering from my concussion and on the injured list. On the up side I was happy to get in the pipe for the first time Read More …

Walk a mile in her shoes! See you this Sunday boys!

 Walk a mile in her shoes! See you this Sunday boys! April 12th 4pm, Whistler Village.   Stand up for the prevention of violence against women! A sight to be seen, men walking a mile in heels! http://www.hswc.ca/walkamile  Come out and stand up for the prevention of violence against women! Walk Starts: 4:00 pm We Read More …

Mtn Story With Lynsey Dyer Live Interview

Mtn Story With Lynsey Dyer Live Interview We are so lucky in Whistler to have the opportunities like this. Mtn Story and the GLC tomorrow night are hosting and interview with Lynsey Dyer, Professional skier, She-Jumps co-founder, graphics designer, photographer, filmmaker, TV host, mentor, action sports model and adventurer.   Mountain Story is an interview series Read More …

Canadian Company Supporting Athletes

  Canadian Company Supporting Athletes Loved this little write up, in SBC Business, on the company and how it all started, had to share with you. Proud to have been with PWDRROOM since 2005. click image for article I love my sponsors:) Xoxo M  

Photographer Erin Hogue

Photographer Erin Hogue Check out photographer Erin Hogue featured on the Snowboarder Magazine website. Proud to have such and amazingly tallented friend, happy to have the opportunity to keep working with her.   xoxo M

My Art

My Art Just updated my Facebook Page with some of the art I have been doing:) Here’s the link Mercedes Facebook Fanpage click image for video Enjoy! xoxo M