Winter Family Fun in Park City

Hot-Air Ballooning
aerial view, park city
Wake-Up Call: The view from 1,000 feet in a wicker basket is second to none. (courtesy, Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau)

Sure, the kids might moan when you wake them up in the pitch dark of the wee morning hours. Tell them to be patient, because they're about to experience a ride they won't soon forget—sunrise above the Rockies inside a hot-air balloon. Morning Star Balloons (435.645.7433; www.morningstarballoons.com) takes you to the skies at the start of the day, when the winds are calm and you can float gently around on the brisk thermals for half-hour or hour-long voyages. A continental breakfast is served, with champagne for mom and dad to toast their wise—and yes, potentially budget-breaking—decision. However, just remember that when most people are waking up to hit the slopes, you've already been on top of the world. Half-hour balloon rides run $99 per person, $175 per person for an hour-long trip.


Published: 24 Oct 2005 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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