Go to the snow without spending a fortune. A family-of-four mid-week two-night package at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been discounted by $300 to $1251, including a two-day lift pass, a group lesson, equipment hire, three-day toboggan hire and a family meal. The resort also has its first snow factory in operation to guarantee good snow. Phone (03) 5165 1136. See mountbawbaw.com.au.
Head north for winter with a 31-per-cent-off deal for five nights at Mooloolaba's Dockside Apartments in a two-bedroom unit. Parking and Wi-Fi are free, and there is one breakfast tray each with eggs, bacon, bread and juice. A five-minute stroll from the Esplanade, beach and surf club, they have balconies, kitchens and laundries, with a heated pool and barbecue on site. Book by July 7 for travel till June 30, or October 1 – December 15. See travelzoo.com/au.