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  An excellent experience, you should definitely do this if you are in steamboat! Bud was an excellent pilot and we had great views of the valley.

    June 27, 2022

    star rating  Excellent operation, crew morale was awesome. Personally I liked the smoothness of the transitions (takeoff and landing) demonstrated a lot of skill. The height and views were spectacular, calm and... read more

    June 23, 2022

    star rating  My girlfriend has been talking about doing a ride on a hot air balloon as long as I can remember. We came in to town for a quick trip and... read more

    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  We had a great time on our balloon flight. We were a little uncertain at first if we would be able to go as there was some fog about,... read more

    June 17, 2022

    star rating  you guys love what you do and that carries over to the customers. Would definitely recommend to everyone i see.

    June 16, 2022

    star rating  Amazing experience well worth the money! Very knowledgeable tour guide and crew that ensure we had a safe flight and landing!

    June 7, 2022
  • star rating  Bud and his crew were extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. Great views and a soft landing. What more could you ask for.

    June 7, 2022

    star rating  Everything was great- from beginning to the end!!! Thank you Bud, for all your knowledge of the area and overall making it a great and memorable experience!

    June 3, 2022

    star rating  An amazing experience with Bud and his crew! The views of the entire valley were breathtaking. Bud did an amazing job piloting the balloon, making sure everyone had the opportunity... read more

    June 3, 2022
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