Mountain heartbreak: Italy has deep snow, closed ski resorts

A view of a hotel with windows closed in Cortina D’Ampezzo downtown, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The granite peaks that majestically encircle the northern Italian winter resort of Cortina glimmer with one of the most prolific snowfalls in years, a cruel joke of nature as Italy’s ski areas have been laid silent by the COVID-19 pandemic.