LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (April 15, 2009) – Ski and snowboard enthusiasts looking for the ultimate winter break can take advantage of a new initiative announced by Release: Private Retreat featuring the best of the international ski resort of Lake Wanaka in New Zealand’s South Island.

Luxury accommodation provider, Release: Private Retreat has teamed up with local heli-ski operations and retailer Racers Edge with a six night package that will allow guests to experience the latest range of skis from Atomic, K2 and Volkl while enjoying some of the region’s best heli-skiing in the spectacular Southern Alps.

“Release is about unique, memorable experiences,” said Release’s co-founder Nick Frame. “We can tailor the ultimate winter holiday, whether it’s making the most of our amazing adventure activities or enjoying a gourmet dinner using world-class local ingredients with a private chef and sommelier in the exclusive surrounds of Release.”

Other activities available as part of the “Experience the best of Lake Wanaka” package include a ‘winter driving training’ at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground, (SHPG) high on the Pisa Range driving vehicles from leading European marques or testing Never Summer snowboards with a private instructor at one of the region’s international ski areas.

Nestled in native bush with commanding views across Lake Wanaka to Treble Cone Ski Resort and the mountains of Mount Aspiring National Park, Release: Private Retreat is an architecturally-designed luxury retreat with a strong commitment to eco-friendly tourism practices.

Release accommodates six adults comfortably and provides a perfect venue for families, friends or corporate groups. Exclusive use of the retreat includes the full concierge service to arrange Release adventures, private chef or sommelier or any other detail that completes the ultimate experience.

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