Many people who come to Austria, come to snowboard or other alpine sports. There are lots of alternative for those looking for nice skiing activities, and there are also companies in Austria who work especially with luxury ski holidays. But, if you come to Vienna and that is your final destination, you can most probably leave your skies at home, and rather prepare for a beautiful city with little snow, but cold temperature, at least in December, January and February.
But, even though it might be cold, it is still amazing to visit Vienna before Christmas, due to the Christmas Markets in town. These are some of the nicest available in all of Europe, and when visiting the market at the Rathausplatz you enjoy yourselves so much, that you in fact forget about snow and about skiing. This is even better! Here you can enjoy some real hot wine (Glühwein), buy some traditional Austrian Christmas market food and get souvenirs with you home.
If you come to Vienna later, in the end of January or start of February you can enjoy a beautiful ice skating rink at the same spot, in front of the City Hall at Rathausplatz. Here you can walk around with beautiful surroundings, grab something to eat, and they also have given the chance to walk along an ice skating track which is going between the trees at the square… absolutely amazing!
If you are still not satisfied, and still miss your skies, then you better go somewhere else. Among the most famous places in Austria for skiing you will find Alpbach, Kitzbuhel and Innsbruck. These cities have amazing tracks, nice accommodation opportunities and everything you need for a good winter holiday in Austria. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your winter holiday in Austria for next year already. Maybe you could start out in Vienna and then travel on to maybe Kitzbuhel for some skiing, and then return to Vienna afterwards, before flying home again?