Postcard: Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Few ski experiences soothe the soul like skiing an empty afternoon at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. The area’s ski patrollers, bless their hearts, opened the steep Pallavicini face for about 90 minutes in the late afternoons this week, and only a couple dozen people were there to partake. With no bumps and a soft wind buff on the north-facing 1,300-vertical-foot pitch, it is probably the best inbounds skiing in the nation right now.

Photo by Devon O’Neil