Craigieburn ski resort, New Zealand is giving parents a break this season, but dropping the prices of child and youth rates on the slopes. All kids under 13 year ski for free and accommodation prices are $15-30 (NZD) a night cheaper than neighbouring ski fields.

Ski week packages are also available. Priced at $860 adults; $665 students; $435 under 18s; and $240 under 13s. The week's package includes seven days of skiing, six nights of accommodation (including breakfast and dinner) from Sunday to Saturday, five ski lessons (1.5 hours per day), and tow belt hire.

Cragieburn Valley is not for the fainthearted or beginners for that matter. All of the terrain here is for experienced skiers split almost halfway between intermediate skiers (55%) and experts (45%). The resort is a classic club field meaning that it is not for profit, rather it is run by dedicated club members.

For more information on ski week packages at Craigieburn, go here.