I was working in Manning Park most of the last 12 days with Canada West Mountain School/DND, Vancouver School Boards TREK program
We skied off the ski hill up Grassy Mountain and up Cambie and Fat Dog Creeks. Elevation Ranges from 1200m-1850m. Temperatures where down to a cool -25 /-30 a few of the mornings.
The snow pack ranges in depth from 40cm in the Valley bottoms up to about 100cm at ridge top.
I didn't see any recent avalanche activity.
A couple of pits at 1600m/1850m showed a faceting snowpack. The bottom third was composed of a well settled 1F snow (probably previously rain saturated crust, which is now faceting) above this was loose 4F/F snow. There appeard to be a thin layer of surface hoar buried about 20cm from the surface (161211sh) but I couldn't get any test results on this probably due to the loose unsupportive snowpack.
At the higher elevations the snow pack depth is enough and ski quality is quite good.