FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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  5 Star platinum experience. The Crew was entertaining, professional and their safety was very impressive. Highly recommend.

    Chuck K
    August 10, 2022

    star rating  Not your average balloon ride, this crew is safe, informed, friendly and funny. Completely worth the cost, a must do activity in all of Colorado.

    KenCJohnston
    August 10, 2022

    star rating  Bud and Stacia are amazing! We had such a great experience seeing Steamboat from above. Bud is a great pilot, comedian, and storyteller. A perfect way to celebrate our 20th.... read more

    cokembu
    August 9, 2022
  • star rating  Great experience. Beautiful views, fun guides! A must do when you’re in Steamboat. Our kids thought it was great.

    meredithp639
    August 5, 2022

    star rating  Bud, Stacia and the whole crew were fun, professional, and provided us with a fabulous experience. This was a great way to celebrate a private big deal thing that... read more

    torrylynn
    August 5, 2022

    star rating  Everything was ready, well explained and just perfect Bud explained a lot about ballooning and the geographic spots we saw. He had a good knowledgeable presentation. Stacia was also super... read more

    Dianne R
    August 4, 2022
  • star rating  The views from the balloon are incredible. The ride and landing was smooth, not once was I nervous. Bud and Stacia are very friendly and make you feel at... read more

    V2437ATkelseyh
    August 2, 2022

    star rating  The ride was amazing, the pilot was phenomenal and made it a very great experience. The crew did a fantastic job assisting as well.

    dennismI1404AG
    August 1, 2022

    star rating  This was one of the highlights of our Steamboat trip. Bud and Stacia were great to work with. Bud is a great pilot and very friendly and knowledgeable.... read more

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    August 1, 2022
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