Sandboarding

The Only Location for Sandboarding Supplies in the San Luis Valley

Kristi Mountain Sports is the only location in the San Luis Valley that rents and sells Venomous sandboards and sand-sleds.  These boards are hand made in Oregon specifically for use on sand.  Whether the sand is wet or dry our boards work phenomenally better than plastic sleds.  When used with a specially formulated sand wax (included in rental) they slide down the dunes incredibly well.  These toys are the superior sliding devices at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and are sure to make a great experience even better.
Rental Information

Rental Information

All rentals are $18/day (per sandboard or sandsled) and include a puck of sand wax

In the winter months sandboards and sand sleds are available for rent.  Keep in mind, the boards and sleds are not designed to be used on snow covered dunes.  The equipment slides extremely fast and can become uncontrollable.  The dry, Southern aspects can still be extremely fun to slide down as long as dry sand is exposed!

Reservations

At times our entire rental fleet can be found sliding down the Dunes at the same time.  To ensure you have a chance to enjoy these awesome toys we highly recommend calling in advance to reserve rentals (719) 589-9759Payment in full (via credit card) is due at the time of the reservation*.

*If you wish to cancel a reservation, we must be given notice more than 24 hours before the scheduled rental reservation in order to refund your reservation payment.

Sunday Pickup/Dropoff

We are closed for business on Sundays, but that doesn't mean our equipment isn't sliding down the Dunes.  Rentals can be picked up or dropped off at the Colorado Welcome Center (610 State Ave.) in Alamosa on Sundays from 8am - 6pm.  In order to facilitate a Sunday rental you must contact Kristi Mountain Sports (719) 589-9759 by 4pm on Saturday and complete a rental reservation.

No boards can be rented directly from the Colorado Welcome Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I take with me?

The Essentials:

  • Sandals or Flip-Flops – The sand gets extremely hot on sunny summer days and will burn the soles of your feet if you don’t have a barrier between your foot and the sand.
  • Clothing – Check the weather and plan accordingly. Generally shorts and a t-shirt during the summer months. We recommend long sleeved shirts and pants on windy days.
  • Water – Remember, you’re at 7,500 feet – drink!
Gold Standard Additions:
  • Sunglasses or Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Bandanna or BUFF to cover face
  • Backpack
  • Rain Gear
  • Zip-off Pants
  • Camera – Leave the point-and-shoot and the SLR at home (sand will seize the lens). Contour and GoPro cameras are best suited for the Dunes.
Q: Will the boards work if it hasn’t rained recently?
Q: Do I need to rent special boots to use a sandboard?
Q: What’s the difference between a sandboard and a sand sled?
Q: Do I have to go to Alamosa to rent and drop-off my equipment?
Q: Where can you use the boards on the Dunes?
Q: Is sandboarding similar to snowboarding?
Q: Is there a lift to take me back up the Dunes?
Q: Can I drive to the base of the Dunes?