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:

Summer Pricing – Kids (6-12) $225 per person, Adults $275 per person.

Winter Pricing – $275 per person (All Ages) – The Winter season runs from December 1st through to April 10th.

BASKET RATE (4- 8 passengers) $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?

Four Seasons Steamboat 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 Four Seasons Steamboat for more information.

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“What people are saying about us”

  • star rating  Wonderful time! Better than I even expected. Bud and the team were great, thanks for a fantastic and very memora

    Lovetotravelnowandla
    January 1, 2022

    star rating  Bud and his crew were amazing. It was our first flight ever in a hot air balloon and it was the best. We had views for miles, we felt very... read more

    JillDan D
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  Great experience. Bud and his crew were very friendly, professional and the overall experience was awesome. Thank you for a great experience and

    mjsteam
    December 1, 2021
  • star rating  Absolutely wonderful experience! Bud is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Felt safe the entire time. He also made it very educational. Had a... read more

    Melinda
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  Great experience! Highly recommend this adventure! Bud was awesome! Mackensie and rest of team really made a fun time for us! Make sure you ask for a splash and dash!

    DcavuM
    October 11, 2021

    star rating  We had an outstanding Experience with Bud & Stacia and their Wild West Hot Air Balloon Adventures. The entire crew made sure we had a safe and comfortable experience.... read more

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    October 7, 2021
  • star rating  This fabulous experience I would recommend to anyone! Not only were the views beautiful we also got to see some of the wildlife. Bud and Stacia were very friendly and... read more

    Shameless23
    October 6, 2021

    star rating  This was our first balloon ride and it was spectacular! The October colors were gorgeous and it felt so serene flying high. Bud is a gifted pilot and Stacia... read more

    maryann542
    October 5, 2021

    star rating  Everything about our first ballon ride was amazing. I’m glad we chose October for our ride. The colors where beautiful.

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    October 3, 2021
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