The Premier Location for Sandboarding Supplies in the San Luis Valley

Kristi Mountain Sports is the premier 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 very quickly.  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!


Looking for local accomodations?  Check out our partner hotel,  the Fairfield Inn and Suites.  Great rooms, fair prices, and they'll take your rental equipment returns at the front desk!


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

Our weekly hours have changed slightly to better accomodate our customers.  Now OPEN Sundays 8am-5pm in Alamosa and 11am-5pm in Del Norte!  Wednesdays are short days for us with Alamosa open 8am-11am and Del Norte closed for the day.  If your travel plans require a Wednesday afternoon pickup, please call and reserve your boards in advance (must be by 10am Wed. morning).  We will take your equipment to the Colorado Welcome Center in Alamosa (610 State Ave.) for Wednesday afternoon pickup.

Planning to stay out late to catch the sunset?  Ask us about after-hours dropoff options when renting your equipment!

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?