This last winter was the 2nd snowiest in history... but now that' behind us. We could have several mild winters.
There is always something to do, just what you want to make of it.
On the other hand, we don't have to sweat much in the summer, when this area becomes a haven for snowbirds who winter in Florida or Arizona. I'm originally from Illinois, and I adjusted to the cooler climate easily. I prefer the cooler summers more than I dislike the longer winters:)
Hope that helps.
And it seems as soon as spring/summer comes, out come the fall clothes and news about the Packers.
There's NOTHING pretty about winters in Wisconsin. Don't let anybody sugar coat it.
Where I live - we get over 400 inches of snow per year, and I have seen it snow every month of the year... (on 4th of july a few years back). For fun - i go out in the middle of blowing snowstorms - preferably when it's clsoe to or below 0 - to play in the snow.
All that being said - I would not move to WI in the winter if you paid me. Yes - it can be that bad.