Among the most popular of family getaways in the Montpelier area is the ski vacation.  Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, Montpelier and its surrounding towns are located nearby Vermont Route 100, also known as "The Skiers' Highway" because it strings together some of the most legendary names in Vermont skiing: Killington , Sugarbush , and Mad River Glen .  All of these ski resorts offer lessons for children and provide trails for kids (and adults!) of all ability levels.  Accommodations are available at the resorts, or in Montpelier--a great option for budget-conscious families.