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  Great experience! Bud, Stacia and the whole crew were wonderful. Very informative, fun filled morning viewing the Yampa valley from above!

    October 6, 2022

    star rating  Such a delightful trip with friends. A bucket list for me. It is a well run operation. The owner, Bud, Is a great commentator and story teller. A must do... read more

    October 5, 2022

    star rating  It was a wonderful experience. Bud was a great pilot and his crew did a great job too. We really enjoyed learning the history of ballooning.

    September 30, 2022
  • star rating  Bud did an incredible job piloting us on a wonderfully memorable flight, Mackenzie took amazing photos and provided excellent hospitality, while Kevin and the ground crew setup the ballon and... read more

    September 27, 2022

    star rating  Had a fantastic time on our high flying adventure! Gorgeous views. Bud, Mackenzie, and the rest of the team were wonderful. They answered all our questions and made us feel... read more

    September 27, 2022

    star rating  Bud, Stacia, and the whole crew was excellent!
    It was a beautiful flight, Bud the pilot (and there's a great story about Bud and Stacia. Then there's a... read more

    September 26, 2022
  • star rating  I highly recommend this experience with Wild West Balloon Adventures. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary with a hot air balloon ride, and the experience exceeded our expectations.... read more

    September 26, 2022

    star rating  I have been wanting to do this for many years. The pilot was great as well as the rest of the staff. I was disappointed that we did... read more

    September 26, 2022

    star rating  Without fail, the WWBA team delivers spectacular vistas along with great insights to the area form above. A “must do” for our guests and we continue to enjoy the experience... read more

    September 25, 2022
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