Black Tusk area and road conditions
I wandered up to Black Tusk shoulder yesterday for some skiing. The road is drivable, barely, with 2WD, moderate clearance and good winter tires to about 400M from the parking lot. 4WD-HC needed past there to the lot. The road is marginal, with few turn-arounds, so probably better to park down at the bottom unless you have 4WD - it only adds 20-30 mins. Coming back, I spent an hour digging out some kids in their dad's Chrysler-300 with slicks (and by digging out, I mean get it moved over far enough so I could pass and drive them to Squamish, since it wasn't getting out without more serious help!).
The trail is in primo condition, with full coverage all the way to the parking lot. Wide, firm, but not icy, and marred only occasionally by postholes (hikers, it is probably time to bring snowshoes, instead of wrecking the trail).
Lots of snow up there. Awesome skiing off the Tusk down to the meadows. I didn't manage to see the lake thru the blizzard, so no idea if it is frozen over yet.