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
• Continental Breakfast
• Champagne Celebration
• Personalized Flight Certificate
• Shuttle Service (upon request)

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“What people are saying about us”

  •   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 afraid of heights but there was nothing to worry about. He keeps you informed and...More

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    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 and Stacia kept checking conditions and eventually got us safely off the ground. We really...More

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    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 will bring ballooning history to life as you sip your champagne after the landing. We had...More

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    9/20/2019
  •   Beautiful views at 10,000 feet above sea level! No need to be scared, Bud and his team are experts and strive for safety first. Hot Air Ballooning is a really a serene and peaceful adventure.

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    9/02/2019

      Wild West Balloon Adventures was amazing. This is a local family owned and run business (husband- Piolt and wife- Swiss army knife of the operation) The staff is awesome and the experience was incredible. I was a bit anxious and scared due to the unknown...More

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    8/26/2019

      Bud and his crew were wonderful! Scared of heights but this was an amazing experience! Learned about the “champagne toast” after a ballon flight! It was the perfect trip!

    thumb Denise N
    8/19/2019
  •   This adventure was so amazing! Bud and Stacia are awesome!! You leave there with new friends!! They make this adventure the chance of a lifetime!! 🎈🎈🎈

    thumb Melanie K
    8/08/2019

      Truly an amazing adventure. Everything about the experience was exceptional, from the prelaunch wait (watching all the the other balloons the day prior to the festival), to our prelaunch balloon chase (in our case) all the way through to the post landing champagne toast. Bud,...More

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    7/29/2019

      This is a once in a lifetime (bucket list) experience. The staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. From the moment you arrive, they make you feel at ease so you can relax and enjoy the experience from beginning to end. You will effortlessly climb...More

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    7/19/2019
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