Mountain Butterfly Hot-air Ballooning Rates for Western Montana as of 1/1/2016

Prices subject to change.the 'LadyBug' hot-air balloon starting to inflate in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana, near Stevensville, Montana, south of Missoula.the 'LadyBug' hot-air balloon starting to inflate in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana, near Stevensville, Montana, south of Missoula. 

   Most of our flights are rare and extremely condition dependent.  Reserve early, as 'seating' is very limited.

    Capacities for each hot-air balloon system as listed below:

                          Cricket-------------------------- 4 passengers

                          Mountain Butterfly -------- 6 passengers

                          LadyBug ---------------------- 8 passengers

                          Tweedy ---------------------- 10 passengers

Our Western Montana Hot-Air Balloon Flights are normally 1 hour in length; occasionally up to 2 hours+.  Mountain crossings are variable.                                     10 passengers are the typical maximum occupancy for any balloon flight.  We book at less-than-design capacity for passenger comfort.                                      Total final weight, and/or the balloon lift-off temperature, will determine total occupancy.   Your Pilot has final discretion.


AREAS OF OPERATION IN WESTERN MONTANA                                                                  'Mountain Butterfly' balloon skimming over the 'Blackfoot River'; Greenough area.'Mountain Butterfly' balloon skimming over the 'Blackfoot River'; Greenough area.

Bitterroot Valley  ------------------------ $235 per person


Missoula Area  ----------------------------- $235 per person 


from the Lumberjack Saloon   -------- $350 per person (Mountain Crossing 17mi)


Blackfoot  ---------------------------------- $425 per person (Clearwater, Ovando, Helmville 20mi)


Flathead / Mission Valleys  ------------ $425 per person


Lolo Pass to Bitterroot Valley -------- $500 per person (Epic Mountain Crossing 37mi)


Bitterroot Valley to Philipsburg  ----- $500 per person (Epic Mountain Crossing 37mi)


Flathead Lake   ---------------------------- $500 per person (Open water up to 17mi)


Philipsburg to Deerlodge --------------- $575 per person (Epic Mountain Crossing 25-30mi)


The Mission Mountain Range   -------- $1000 per person (Epic Mountain Crossing 23mi)


West Fork Bitterroot to the Big Hole -$1000 per person (Epic Mountain Crossing 40mi)


Glacier Park   -------------------------------- $(TBA) per person (Ultimate Epic Mountain Flight 40mi)


Breakfast-in-the-Air ---------------------- $(TBA) two passenges required (region determines rate)


Exclusive Hot-Air Balloon Flights:  for 'less-than-capacity' reserved parties 

                                                        ----- $1000 per person (for any given mountain flight)

Magic Carpet Flights --------------------- $1000 per passenger. (current limit: 2)


                 the fine print:  Reservations, Cancellations, Rescheduling, and Refund Credits:

                                    As all hot-air balloon flights are weather dependent, we ask that alternate dates be considered.

                                    To reserve a flight, a non-refundable 50% security deposit is required.  Prices are subject to change if                                         reservations have not been previously confirmed.

                                    To cancel a flight and avoid forfeit of the deposit, notice must be given (phone; e-mail) no less that 48                                     hours before the scheduled flight time.    We will re-schedule your flight up to 4 times (meaning that if we                                     successfully re-schedule your flight 4 times, and you cancel each time) the deposit will be forfeit.  If you                                     cannot be available for rescheduling, (vacation is over) we will apply your deposit toward a registered Gift                                     Certificate for the same class of flight, or one of your choice, with an adjustment due (either way) against any difference                                     in the original rate.                                    

                                    Regrettably, if you are expected for a scheduled flight, and fail to show at the appointed time, the deposit will be foreit                                     and you will be charged for the full rate of the flight.


 Individual Gift Certificates are purchased separately at full price, and do not expire.


Mountain Butterfly inside of gift certificate

Outside of Mountain Butterfly gift certificate