Sand Rider

Samuel Bricker, Nathan Ward, William Kreutzer | 2011 | 4 min.

2013 Official Selection

Colorado native Marc Pastore grew up snowboarding the snow covered peaks of the San Juan Mountains but in the warm months he earns his turns climbing up the North America’s largest sand dunes in The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. With his hand-made, sand-specific board in hand, Marc climbs 2,000 vertical feet per run to experience other worldly views and a unique riding experience in the middle one of the US’s natural wonders. Spanning over 100,000 acres and 6,000 feet of elevation gain up to 13,600 feet, Elk, Bison and reptiles roam the area at the base of the 14,000 foot Sangre De Cristo Range.