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  Watching over the mountains and scenic landscape of steamboat is a memorable experience. Thanks to Bud and Stacia for doing it in a safe, secure manner. Stacia also narrated the... read more

    HaricharanM1
    7/22/2021

    star rating  Loved Bud and his wife ! Timely and professional. Felt safe and secure ! Good jokes :) I would definitely recommend - especially in the winter time !

    850kenzier
    7/20/2021

    star rating  Great family owned business in which the owners take pride in giving their customers a memorable experience. The crew did an excellent job as well and the landing was perfect.

    FourPillarsTravel
    7/18/2021
  • star rating  We loved our balloon ride...even the family members that were initially hesitant. Would definitely do again and highly recommend Wild West to anyone looking to take a ride.

    tinabR6802ZO
    7/18/2021

    star rating  My sister-in-law and I went on the Wild West Balloon Adventure and had a wonderful time! The balloon pilot was knowledgeable, the staff were incredibly friendly, and the champagne toast... read more

    emilytT5934VR
    7/13/2021

    star rating  Fabulous experience. Don't miss any part of it. The sunrise... Watching the balloon get filled, and watching another group take off and land. It's all magical (and... read more

    airofcelery
    7/13/2021
  • star rating  Awesome experience! The crew is friendly and efficient. We learned so much about the process of setting up and tearing down after our flight, as well as the history of... read more

    johnk116
    7/13/2021

    star rating  We had an absolute blast during our balloon morning! The team was timely, efficient, and energetic. We had coffee, juice, and donuts while they got the balloon ready then we... read more

    stephanierU1197FZ
    7/12/2021

    star rating  Unbelievable experience! Check one off the bucket list! I was planning my trip to Steamboat Springs around the rodeo/balloon festival. The staff, including the owners Bud and Stacia... read more

    Elyse1965
    7/11/2021
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