Imagine waking before dawn on a cool summer morning and floating up in a hot air balloon just after sunrise, with the stunning expanses of Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado stretching out for miles beneath you. There’s nothing quite like welcoming in the new day by drifting over the Rocky Mountains in a gently floating hot air balloon. This is one Snowmass summer experience that you don’t want to miss.
Hot air balloon tours are perfect for a relaxing sightseeing tour, and they offer a unique and exhilarating twist on the traditional family vacation. Below are a few favorite hot air balloon activities in Snowmass.
Above It All Balloon Company is a local, family-owned business that has been wowing visitors with hot air balloon tours for the past 25 years. With decades of experience, unmatched customer service, and both private and public balloon rides, Above It All Balloon Company is one of the best of the industry. , Above It All Balloon Company features one-hour flights over the Elk Mountain Range in the heart of the Rockies. Don’t be too disappointed when your ride comes to an end. All of that exhilaration works up quite the appetite! When you’re back on solid ground, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable breakfast with sausage, cheese, bagels and pastries, fresh fruit, and chocolate-covered strawberries – and champagne Mimosas, too.
Unicorn Balloon Company offers visitors the most graceful way to experience the rugged beauty of Snowmass: guided by the winds in a beautiful hot air balloon. Piloted by an attentive and knowledgeable crew, Unicorn Balloon Company will take you on an hour-long tour of the Rockies in both the Aspen and Snowmass areas. You’ll be treated to majestic scenery, from expansive homes and enormous mountains to a wide array of wildlife, including deer and elk grazing below. After the tour concludes, Unicorn offers a complimentary breakfast including orange juice, toast, and champagne.
For those who prefer to experience the splendor of a hot air balloon with two feet planted firmly on the ground, the Snowmass Village Balloon Festival is the perfect solution. For three action-packed days in September, Snowmass Village softball field hosts hot air balloon competitions and events all weekend long. There are hot air balloon races, coordinated balloon launches that bring splashes of color to the sky above, and controlled group flights over the Snowmass Valley. Spectators at the Snowmass Village Balloon Festival are treated to more than breathtaking views of balloons in flight. Down on the ground, visitors will enjoy a full range of fun events, from wine tasting and cuisine prepared by local chefs to photo ops with balloon pilots. You won’t want to miss the balloons touching down on the ponds at the Snowmass Golf Club, and you’ll want to return at dusk to see the balloons illuminate and glow against the evening sky.
Whether you’re floating above the Rockies in a hot air balloon, or you’re on the ground watching 30 pilots inflate their balloons in unison, your hot air balloon experience in Snowmass promises to be truly unforgettable.