It started in 1948 when some folks in Hamilton decided to pool their money together and start a way for the kids in the Hamilton area. The Hamilton Lions Club has worked hard to keep that going but unfortunately the need doesn't seem to be there anymore.

Due to the change in times, there doesn't seem to be as big of a needs as there was for the ski bus to Lost Trail. According to the Missoulian there are a number of schools that bus their students to the hill regularly.