Sandboarding

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 item) and include a puck of specialty wax for each piece of equipment.

Equipment options:

  • Sandbord (adult or junior size) - stand-up board with bindings
  • Sand Sled (adult or junior size) - sit-down sled 

At this time all equipment must be picked up and returned to our store in Alamosa during normal business hours.  We currently do not have an after-hours drop off option.

Reservations

November 16, 2020 thru February 28, 2021 we will not be accepting reservations for sandboard equipment - walk-ins only.  In the winter months, there are days we don't allow our equipment to be used on the dunes due to snow and ice coverage.  Other times during the winter, the dunes dry off and we do allow equipment rentals.  This changes on a day to day basis depending on weather and sand conditions.  Please call a day before you plan to rent to find out if we'll be allowing equipment to go out that day.

Limit 4 rental items per group

(719) 589-9759

 

Rental-Day Period and Returns

Standard rental-day options:

  • Pickup 9am-4pm, due within 1 hour of opening the next day
  • Pickup after 4pm, due by close the next day

Equipment can be rented for multiple days and kept overnight. We do not offer after-hours equipment pickups or returns at this time.  Typical business hours are 9a-5p M,Tu,Th,F,Sat and 10a-4p Sun.

We are CLOSED WEDNESDAYS - equipment must be picked up Tuesday after 4 pm for Wednesday use.

 Call us with any questions!

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.