Engelberg in Switzerland is organising a number of ‘Ski Fun Weeks' for those aged 50+ in March.

The packages include five overnight stays in a double room with hearty breakfasts, ski instruction with an expert instructor from the Ski School Engelberg-Titlis (four hours daily, Monday through Thursday) after a welcome drink at the ski school the previous day, a five-day ski pass, including the ski pass deposit, and a closing celebration with dinner.

Packages start at 999 Swiss Francs (666 Euros) depending on the accommodation chosen and are available from the 15 - 20 or the 22 to 27 March.

Engelberg, the largest resort in the canton of Central Switzerland, has 25 lifts and 82km (51 miles) of snow-covered runs for your skiing pleasure.

The surrounding classic Alpine mountain scenery rises up to 2000 metres above the village creating a spectacular backdrop. The impression of size is underlined by the list of facilities the resort offers, which would normally only be found within a large town or even a small city. As is increasingly common with Swiss ski centres, Engelberg mixes the best of old fashioned standards of service and quality with the latest in new technology on the mountain, including the already legendary rotating 'Rotair' cable car/tram, which ascends to 3020 metres (10,000 feet) to access skiing on the Titlis glacier.

Engelberg always has been at the cutting edge of technology; the first electric rail line in Switzerland was installed here. At the top station of the Titlis Rotair there is a tunnel through the glacier, where an ice bar sometimes operates and at the far end of which you find yourself in another canton (equivalent to walking in to a different state in North America).