How long is an average flight?

Flight Time is about 45 minutes

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Are balloon pilots certified by the FAA?

Yes, and we are additionally required to pass a biennial flight exam and attend yearly safety seminars.

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How much does a flight cost:

ADULTS $245 per person (Peak Season – $275)
SENIORS (65+) $225 per person (Peak Season – $245)
CHILDREN (6-12) $175 per person (Peak Season – $225)

BASKET RATE (4- 8 passengers) $1800 (Peak Season – $2000) 
Please Contact Us for more information on the basket rate

For more info on our rates click here: Rates & Information

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What time are the flights?

Flights always operate in the morning. The exact time depends on the time of year and daily weather conditions.

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What should I wear?

Wear warm, comfortable boots or shoes and layered clothing.

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Can I go to the bathroom at the launch field?

There are limited restroom facilities at the launch site so try to plan ahead.

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Will it be cold?

This depends on the time of year. Temperatures are normally warmer in the balloon than on the ground. Additionally, as we move at the speed of the air currents there is no wind chill. The basket is very stable and does not wobble around during the flight.

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Will we fly if it’s snowing, raining, or windy?

All flights are weather permitting. We do not fly in windy, rainy or snowy conditions.

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How can I pay for the flight?

Please bring cash, credit card, or check to the launch site. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are all accepted.

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What is your cancellation policy?

24 hour prior cancellation is appreciated. Cancellation after 6pm the evening prior and the morning of the flight will incur the full per person charge.

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What is included in the flight?

• FAA Certified Pilot/Local Tour Guide
• Light Breakfast Snacks
• Champagne Celebration
• Personalized Flight Certificate
• Shuttle Service (upon request)

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Where should we stay?

Resort Lodging Company is a professionally managed vacation rental in Steamboat Springs, who strives to give you and your family a vacation that exceeds all expectations. With a multitude of condos and houses available, they are sure to find the perfect match for your vacation needs.

See https://resortlodgingcompany.com/ for more information.

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“What people are saying about us”

  •   My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time. I was a little worried at first that I would get vertigo or a random fear if heights, however the trip was... read more

    abn7183
    3/05/2020

      The owners Bud and Stacia are so friendly and welcoming. Started the day with a shuttle where we were greeted at the launch with HOT coffee, muffins and mimosa’s...followed by... read more

    Robert S
    2/14/2020

      This experience was just awesome. Both my gf and I were a little nervous going in but after just a few seconds off the ground, we felt great and totally... read more

    324zacb
    2/03/2020
  •   Bud, Stacia, and their crew at Wild West Balloon Adventures provided a wonderful experience for me! Bud is very professional and thorough with rider safety and enjoyment! He and his... read more

    AggieGirl84
    1/17/2020

      Our ride was a lovely experience! It was a great last day of our vacation! Riding a hot air balloon is a unique and memorable experience that everyone... read more

    coolexperiences
    12/09/2019

      This was an amazing and unique way to take in the beauty of the Steamboat area. I was hesitant as I have a fear of heights, but I wasn't even... read more

    nolangoes
    11/12/2019
  •   Believe all these 5 star reviews - this was great! The owner (Bud) was our pilot and he and his chase crew were both fun and professional. I'm a bit... read more

    texprincess44
    10/06/2019

      We rode with Bud in early June on the morning before our wedding and it was absolutely fantastic. We weren't sure that the wind was going to cooperate but Bud... read more

    Travis I
    10/04/2019

      This is the absolute best way to see Steamboat Springs all at once! If you’re lucky, Bud will take you for a dip in the ski lake, and Stacia... read more

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    9/20/2019
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