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 …

10 Steps to Vancouver’s GROUSE GRIND

10 Steps to Vancouver’s GROUSE GRIND 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 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

A Year Today

A Year Today The Fall That Got Me, Shochi 2014 I suffered a concussion, that I was not aware of until that night. I did get back up after this fall and tried my darnedest to get through my contest runs, that were no where near as good as I was riding before this crash. Read More …

Toller Cranston

Toller Cranston Thank You for Your Friendship Just gutted to hear about the passing of family friend Toller Cranston. No words can explain how amazing a person he was and how much he meant to me and my family. Mexico is my parents second home, all due to persuasive Toller. I will never forget the Read More …

Avalanche course Jan 2015

Avalanche course Jan 2015 It had been a while since I had brushed up on my avy training. I had taken a recreational course when I was younger, but wanted to brush up on my skills. I wend out a couple weeks ago on Blackcomb with Jennifer Godbout and dug a pit, used our peeps Read More …

Powder Couple: Kimmy Fasani Chris Benchetler

Powder Couple: Kimmy Fasani Chris Benchetler   I have so much love and respect for my two friends I consider family. Checkout the sweet write up on Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani, in Ski Canada Travel, making it work in our industry as a couple, by Caley Vanular. click image for link       Read More …

RIDE ON with HALFPIPE CAN

RIDE ON with HALFPIPE CAN  Halfpipe CAN and our Olympians are holding snowboard and ski clinics across Southern Ontario during the holiday break. These clinics will be held in December at Glen Eden (21), Mt. St Louis Moonstone (22), Lakeridge Resort (28), Horseshoe Resort (29) and Alpine Ski Club (30). Halfpipe CAN’s objectives are to raise money for Read More …

NY Times 36 hours Whistler

NY Times 36 hours Whistler I was lucky enough to have the NY Times as my first clients as a Whistler Blackcomb Ski or Ride with an Olympian! They were filming a NY Times 36 hours Whistler. Check out how they spent their 36 hours in Whistler:) click images for video Come ride Whistler Blackcomb Read More …

Ski or Ride with an Olympian Program

Ski or Ride with an Olympian Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski or snowboard with an Olympian? Follow in their tracks, copy their technique or hear their stories? Wonder no longer with Snow School’s most exclusive program.   So happy to announce that I will be a part of the Read More …

Kimmy Fasani, Friend & Inspiration

Kimmy Fasani, Friend & Inspiration Kimmy Fasani,  friend and inspiration! xoxo M

First Turns of the Season

First Turns of the Season Heli Day With Whistler Blackcomb I’m a lucky duck! Yesterday I got to get some turns on both Whistler and Blackcomb for this little video put out today! Let me just say the smile didn’t leave my face all day, and I’m still smiling! It felt so good to get Read More …

First annual HalfpipeCAN Fall Classic Golf Tournament

  First annual HalfpipeCAN Fall Classic Golf Tournament We had a great turn out at our first annual HalfpipeCAN Fall Classic Golf Tournament! 57 Golfers showed up at Station Creek Golf Club in Auora Ontario. Lots of laughs, prizes, and smiles were had. We are so thankful for everyone that came out and participated and Read More …

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  I partook in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise funds, here’s my video, please go and donate.

BC Lions Recognizing Olympians at Halftime

BC Lions Recognizing Olympians at Halftime Big THANKS to the BC Lions for having BC Olympians Marielle Thompson, Kelsey Serwa, Ontairo Olympian, Derek Livingston and myself to your game last Saturday.Thank you for recognizing us at halftime on the field. Great time being a spectator and getting to walk out on the field. Thank you! Next time Read More …

Nicoll Still Feeling Effects of Crash From Sochi Games

Nicoll Still Feeling Effects of Crash From Sochi Games Pique News Magazine A HUGE thank you to Eric MacKenzie for this write up! It sums up my last couple of months, and why I haven’t been on social media as much as I used to. Still recovering:( Take a read! click image for article

Three-time Olympian Mercedes Nicoll’s story

Three-time Olympian Mercedes Nicoll’s story Video of the Road to Sochi 2014 Thank you to all my sponsors, especially PWDR ROOM for being there for me through the good, bad and black eye;) xoxo M