While heaps of snow pile dangerously high in the Austrian mountains, Vienna has stayed surprisingly green this winter. That doesn't mean you can't do seasonal sports in Wien, however. I have just returned from another visit where I practiced curling on a lane right next to the Danube canal; it was great fun! Meanwhile, the massive "Vienna Ice Dream," along Ringstrasse Boulevard has opened its 9,000 square metres of icy surface to skaters. Both of these outdoor activities are highly recommended and definitely part of the Viennese way of life.
Stay warm and have fun! ~Barbara