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:

$275 per person (All Ages) must be at least 6 years old to ride in the balloon

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  We had an amazing time doing this. Owner was super friendly and hospitable. Definitely worth the time and money to do it once in your life!

    Seay-Threepio
    May 16, 2022

    star rating  Bud and Stacia made our "bucket list" balloon flight the memory of a lifetime! Bud expertly piloted the balloon and kept us laughing the whole time. The views were out... read more

    We-Love-Adventures-2
    April 13, 2022

    star rating  Bud did an amazing job in piloting the balloon. He's got quite a few stories and even for locals was really entertaining. This was something on my bucket... read more

    886deannac
    April 10, 2022
  • star rating  I would highly recommend taking a balloon ride with Wild West. Bud was our pilot and amazing tour guide showing us sights around Steamboat Springs. The crew were fantastic and... read more

    panchalp149
    April 1, 2022

    star rating  Bud did an amazing job in piloting the balloon. He's got quite a few stories and even for locals was really entertaining. This was something on my bucket... read more

    Deanna C
    April 1, 2022

    star rating  Bud and Stacia made our "bucket list" balloon flight the memory of a lifetime! Bud expertly piloted the balloon and kept us laughing the whole time. The views were out... read more

    TryingNewThings
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  Love Bud and his crew he was funny and the crew was friendly. I always wanted to ride a hot air balloon and the experience during the winter was... read more

    soniapT9973BP
    March 24, 2022

    star rating  Floating in a balloon above Ski Town USA... INCREDIBLE! The views, the mountain air, the roar of the burner blasting you up into the air. I could go on about... read more

    B7369EBamandar
    March 13, 2022

    star rating  This was my first time visiting Colorado and going on a hot air balloon ride..and it was incredible! Bud and the crew were great and truly made us feel safe... read more

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    March 10, 2022
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