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:

$295 per person

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  Beautiful experience from start to finish. The entire crew is so friendly and welcoming. We felt safe the entire flight, truly an experience worth having!

    M1971SWjessm
    6/23/2021

    star rating  Such an incredible experience. The owners Bud and Stacia were extremely professional yet did an amazing job at making everyone feel comfortable and welcomed- they remembered everyone’s names and even... read more

    elenamS8184TK
    6/22/2021

    star rating  The whole adventure was exciting and memorable. The most amazing thing was the “balloonar eclipse”. Bud, the owner/operator, was a great story teller, and his wife provided the... read more

    GoPlaces816932
    6/21/2021
  • star rating  Traveling with our 7 yr.old granddaughter, who was completely comfortable and enjoyed every bit of he ride.

    BonnieP32
    6/16/2021

    star rating  Our family had a fabulous time. It was an amazing experience. We enjoyed beautiful scenery and hospitality. Bud and Stacia were professional, competent, organized and very kind. Thank you Wild... read more

    I1491RMannf
    6/16/2021

    star rating  Absolutely awesome experience. Everyone in our large group of 8 was doing this for the first time, and we all felt very safe. Especially being afraid of heights, this is... read more

    618shaand
    6/13/2021
  • star rating  First time hot air balloon ride and Bud and his crew made it very enjoyable! Beautiful scenery and views of the mountains, valley and Yampa river. I would do it... read more

    Elaine P
    6/09/2021

    star rating  The balloon ride from Wild West was a wonderful time! Highly recommend it!! The owners Bud and Stacia were very organized, professional and genuinely nice people. We felt well taken... read more

    denverbobcat
    6/08/2021

    star rating  The pilot, staff, and ground crew were professional and engaging. My wife and I had a wonderful flight.

    D2625EUdavidi
    6/08/2021
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