Sand dune sledding and sand tobogganing
Sand dune sledding. Photo courtesy of Patrick Myers. CC.BY.2

Sand dune sledding and sand tobogganing

Sledding on sand dunes is one of the most popular recreational activities on sand dunes, next to sandboarding. It consists of either lying on a piece of board face down or sitting on it while gliding down a sand dune. Sleds and toboggans for beach and desert dunes are built…

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Sandboarding in Utah
Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah.

Sandboarding in Utah

Utah has many deserts and wonderful locations where you can go sandboarding. Fine colored sands, spectacular views, and a wide range of activities make Utah one of the top destinations in the USA for sand sports and other recreational activities. There are three main sandboarding areas in Utah: Coral Pink DunesLittle…

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Sandboarding tricks
Jumping sandboarder. Photo courtesy of Jon Rawlinson.

Sandboarding tricks

Sledding down sand dunes by itself is fun, but sometimes you just want to spice things up a little by adding some special maneuvers or aerials (a fancy word for “air tricks”). Performing tricks on sand is no easy feat but absolutely doable with the right equipment. Jumping and carving…

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How to sand board: sandboarding tips for beginners
Girl sandboarding. Photo courtesy of Collinsalex2. CC-BY-SA

How to sand board: sandboarding tips for beginners

Sandboarding is relatively easy if you use proper equipment and follow a few basic steps. Surfing and sledding down sand dunes can feel like a daunting experience because of this type of terrain is not very slippery and as board friendly as, say, snow - but when done right, it…

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Sandboarding in Canada
Carcross Desert, Yukon, Canada. Photo courtesy of Diego Delso. CC-BY-SA

Sandboarding in Canada

One of the first things that comes to mind when you think about Canada is probably, well… snow. What you may not know is that there are also a few deserts and sand dunes across the country which make sandboarding and sand duning in Canada possible.  Carcross Desert, Yukon, Canada.…

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Sandboarding in California’s Mojave Desert
Kelso Sand Dunes, California. Photo courtesy of Joshua Sortino.

Sandboarding in California’s Mojave Desert

California is one of the trendiest sandboarding and sand duning destinations in the United States, hosting some of the most spectacular dunes of the Mojave Desert and the iconic Death Valley National Park. Before you hit a dune, you need to make sure to familiarize yourself with the area and…

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Sandboard bindings and foot straps

Bindings and foot straps are an essential connection point between you and your sandboard. Tightly strapping your feet to the board while sledding down a dune ensures that you have enough control and stability to stand up “surfing” on sand. What are sandboard bindings? In snowboarding, bindings are a type…

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Sand duning and off-roading in the desert
Sand Duning in Arizona. Photo courtesy of Kvnga.

Sand duning and off-roading in the desert

Off-roading (driving vehicles over natural terrains and landscapes rather than artificial pavements, that is, driving “off road”) is one of the most exciting activities you can do on a desert adventure, where it takes the name of sand duning. It’s hard to explain the thrill of riding a car through…

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