ABOUT

A small, hard-working consulting firm based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Established in 2007, we provide custom weather forecasts, meteorological training and consultation services to various members of both the avalanche and marine communities. We pride ourselves on excellent client service and customer satisfaction.
Matt MacDonald
Owner Operator

Matt is a professional meteorologist having worked as operational forecaster in the aviation, marine, public and mountain weather forecast sectors at the Meteorological Service of Canada. While at Environment Canada, he worked as the Warning Preparedness Meteorologist for Coastal BC for over 6 years serving the media and Emergency Management Officials during the preparedness, response and recovery phases of high impact weather events.

He graduated from McGill University in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Science. He also a graduate of the Canadian Avalanche Association's Operational Level 2 program.

Matt is a self-proclaimed weather geek and is passionate about weather. He strives on seeing client's "weather light bulbs" go on and clarifying common meteorological misconceptions.

In addition to splitboarding and sailing, Matt enjoys working with and learning from avalanche professionals across Canada.

Peter Marshall
Assistant Forecaster

Peter is a field hydrologist with Metro Vancouver. Previously, he worked as an Avalanche Forecaster with Avalanche Canada. He is a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. He has extensive experience in forecasting both avalanche and weather conditions in alpine environments.

Peter has been teaching weather courses for the Canadian Avalanche Association since 2008. He is also the owner and operator of Cloudburst Avalanche Services based in Squamish, BC.

Nicolas Wagneur
Meteorologist

Nicolas, a former meteorologist with over 20 years at Environment Canada, is now working as a mountain guide in the Chic-Choc mountains of the Gaspé peninsula during winter time. During the summer, he is the lead guide for his canoe outfitting company.

 

Nicolas enjoys sharing his knowledge of weather and forecasting tools with the Avalanche and Adventure Guide communities. This knowledge exchange is two ways as he is fascinated with the challenges of avalanche forecasting. Working closely with avalanche forecasters, Nicolas benefits from understanding snow evolution and the multiple links snowpack has with the various weather elements.

LET'S MEET!!

“We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for, let's meet" 

Matt MacDonald, Alpine Weather Consultants