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sushi balloonOur apologies, the Darth Vader Balloon will not be available, but contest will continue with another special shaped balloon.  The extraordinary Sushi balloon.

A Winner and one guest will receive:

*Friday, Sept 5
- Ride in the special shaped Sushi balloon at The Great Reno Balloon Race, mass ascension
- Tickets to the Cloud 9 VIP Club
- Heated indoor/patio outdoor seating on the field
- Catered breakfast
- $10 credit to the merchandise booth
- A special edition champagne glass
- Hosted bar with champagne, bloody marys and mimosas
- Public shuttle service from the Peppermill to Rancho San Rafael Park or onsite VIP parking if the winner elects to drive to the venue
- Commemorative Great Reno Balloon Race pilot’s vest

*Thursday & Friday, Sept 4&5
- Two night stay at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino (one room shared by winner and their guest)
- All-suite Tuscany Tower, Non- smoking king (room tax and resort fee included)

Contest Ends August 15, 2014

This promotion has ended


Must be 21 years of age to enter. Winner and their guest must each be 21 years to age to participate in prize components. Package does not include travel to/from Reno. Hotel stay is for specific nights listed above and does not include incidental charges, food or beverage. A credit card may be requested to guarantee your hotel reservation. The balloon ride is specifically for the Great Reno Balloon Race mass ascension on Friday, September 5. Winner (and their guest) must sign a liability release in advance of arrival to participation in the mass ascension. Reno Tahoe USA, The Great Reno Balloon Race, or the balloon pilot are not responsible if only one rider can be accommodated safely in the gondola due to safety restrictions. This is an early morning event and winner must arrive at the venue by 6:00am. Balloon pilots have assigned launch times and if winner is late in arriving at venue and misses their balloon’s assigned launch time, Reno Tahoe USA, The Great Reno Balloon Race, or the balloon pilot assume no responsibility and a substitute balloon cannot be provided. There are no substitutions of prize components or no cash value. No rain checks of balloon ride due to technical issues of the balloon, or if weather-related issues force cancellation of the mass ascension. The safety of balloon pilots, passengers and spectators is foremost.

The Great Reno Balloon Race:
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the World's Largest FREE hot-air ballooning event and one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular occasions. Nearly 100 colorful balloons, including up to 20 special shapes, fill the sky in an incredible mass ascension. The special-shaped balloons are a spectator favorite, including the whimsical Sushi balloon. Other activities include a Glow Show and Dawn Patrol, both amazing pre-dawn spectacles as balloons twinkle against the dark sky, as well as food, crafts, art and souvenir vendors. Friday morning features the SUPER-GLOW show with 20+ balloons glowing to choreographed music. The Great Reno Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including “Best Special Event in Reno” and “Best Special Event in Northern Nevada.”

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino:
Awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence, the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is Reno's premier hotel casino. The Peppermill features 1,635 luxurious rooms and suites, two resort pools, 10 award-winning restaurants, 16 themed bars and lounges including EDGE nightspot and Terrace Lounge, free nightly entertainment in the Terrace Lounge, 24/7 gaming action, headliner entertainment, as well as the 43,000 square foot Spa & Salon Toscana and fitness center featuring the nation’s only Caldarium with indoor pool, sun deck and Secret Garden.

By staying at the Peppermill Reno you'll find yourself with an unlimited array of dining, entertainment and recreation choices.

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