Fly In The Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Roundup With Seattle Ballooning
Seattle Ballooning is an award-winning hot air balloon company based in Seattle, Washington, and provides hot air balloon rides during the Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Roundup. The balloon event takes place the 1st weekend of March with a dozen or so hot air balloon pilots from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho participating in the event. You’ll want to also attend the balloon glow in downtown Winthrop on Saturday night (it’s a stunning visual display). Seattle Ballooning participates and inflates a historic antique hot air balloon from 1965 for the crowd. It’s very cool!
Fly Next To The Snow-Capped Mountains In Winthrop Washington
Any time you get the opportunity to fly in a balloon, it is incredible. However, flying next to dozens of other brightly covered hot air balloons in the snow-covered Methow Valley is an extraordinary experience. You’ll have the opportunity to fly at treetop over the river, watch deer frolic through the snow, and experience red-tailed hawks and bald eagles from the sky. There are many fun winter activities in Winthrop, but we believe in the heart of winter that ballooning is the best! The hot air balloon launch takes place at 7 am from the parking lot behind the Winthrop Inn. Guests have two options when attending the hot air balloon event.
1. Watch the balloon inflation from the ground (Free)
2. Book a ride and fly on a hot air balloon during the roundup:
($375) Click Here To Book Your Shared Balloon Flight
($1600) Click Here To Book Your Private Hot Air Balloon Ride For Two
Additional Balloon Flight Details
Seattle Ballooning’s hot air balloon rides last around an hour and includes entertainment from one of Seattle Ballooning’s best hot air balloon pilots. You’ll laugh at their jokes, learn some fascinating hot air balloon history, and probably take way too many photos. Post-flight, you’ll celebrate with delicious aged champagne.
Don’t just drive up for one day; come for the entire weekend! If you are interested in flying during the Winthrop Balloon Roundup, you’ll want to book early. Passenger space is extremely limited, and Seattle Ballooning’s flights book 4-6 months in advance.
Winthrop winter weather and hot air balloons: The balloons will launch each morning weather permitting. If the weather isn’t great for ballooning, you won’t have to worry. You can get a refund or a credit to use at Seattle Ballooning’s other locations during the summer months in Seattle or Walla Walla. Worst case scenario, you’ll have an awesome weekend filled with tasty food, delicious wine, and some beautiful views. Check out our list of other things to do in Winthrop if it isn’t ballooning weather!
Where To Stay During The Winthrop Balloon Roundup
There are a ton of cute places to stay in Winthrop, but you’ll want to book early. You can find a cabin on the river or stay at one of our world-class lodges. Click here to see accommodation options in Winthrop.