FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How long is an average flight?

Flight Time is about 45 minutes

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How many people will be in the basket?

Our typical basket can accommodate up to 8 adults depending on a few variables such as the temperature outside and combined weight of the group. Please reach out if you are looking for a private basket reservation.

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

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  The crew was amazing and genuinely there to give you the best experience possible. They definitely love what they do! And then there are the views! Wow!

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    October 10, 2023

    star rating  Recommend!  - What an amazing experience!

    Every member of the team was so nice and personable. They offered donut holes and hot coffee before taking off, which was a great... read more

    avatar thumb Jessica H
    October 10, 2023

    star rating  Fall colors up high - What a beautiful way to view the fall colors this season. Friendly, funny, and informative crew. They greet you with smiles, kindness, humor, and also leave you with... read more

    avatar thumb yvonne h
    October 10, 2023
  • star rating  Unforgettable experience - Beautiful day for a balloon ride. We were met by friendly staff and had a great experience from the entire crew at Wild West Ballon Adventures. If experiencing... read more

    avatar thumb williamalspach
    October 8, 2023

    star rating  Awesome experience  - This was a dream of a lifetime! Bob and Stacia are very friendly. The ride, the views, everything was perfect!

    avatar thumb lisa b
    October 6, 2023

    star rating  Ahhh-mazing Experience! - We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with an early morning balloon ride and it exceeded expectations!

    Totally felt safe and we enjoyed learning a bit about the area even... read more

    avatar thumb Steamboat323
    October 6, 2023
  • star rating  I had a great ride with Bud in his balloon! You start out with the mountains in the distance and within 15 minutes you are gently flying above them. And... read more

    avatar thumb 411Tamara
    October 4, 2023

    star rating  Best view of Steamboat! - Great trip and amazing views - a little history of the town and area that we cruised over - I would totally do this again!

    avatar thumb Meredith L
    October 1, 2023

    star rating  The best views - Great people and amazing views! The staff work hard and really take care of you during the experience.

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    October 1, 2023