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  This was a bucket list item for me! We had no idea what to expectbut I can tell you that it was even more than what I could have... read more

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    January 28, 2023

    star rating  Wonderful experience, from beginning to end. Bud, Stacia and the crew go above and beyond to make it a very special experience, not just a balloon ride. Highly recommend.

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    January 22, 2023

    star rating  We had a great time! Bud and Stacia work hard to make your morning enjoyable! They own the business and Bud is the ballon pilot. They... read more

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    January 10, 2023
  • star rating  This is an absolute must do when your in Steamboat! The whole experience was highly pleasant and a lot of fun! Bud is a phenomenal pilot and makes the whole... read more

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    November 28, 2022

    star rating  Worth every penny! Was a bit nervous but no need as the team is so professional and fun. The Fall with the leaves changing was magical.

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    October 17, 2022

    star rating  Bud and the team were awesome, and we had the most peaceful, smooth, and beautiful ride. The views and experience were very special, and a wonderful memory for our family.... read more

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    October 16, 2022
  • star rating  This is a must while visiting Steamboat Springs. We decided to book a balloon ride during our stay in October and it was amazing. It might be the prettiest time... read more

    camil347
    October 16, 2022

    star rating  Fantastic experience! Beautiful day, great views - and perfect ride! Bud and his team ensured the experience was flawless through their professionalism and safety consciousness — but also their good... read more

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    October 15, 2022

    star rating  What an amazing experience to check off your bucket list! The whole crew was excellent and very friendly. I was nervous but they put me at ease. They were fun,... read more

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    October 14, 2022