Among the agencies offering sand-boarding, this outfit is our top pick for its pro boards and experienced instructors. Standard trips (CH$20,000, 9am to noon or 3pm to 7pm) involve a 20-minute class, plus you get a DVD with a video clip of your escapade.

For something a little different sign up for the Saturday-night sand-board party (9pm till just after midnight), with spotlights for the dune, massive speakers and a DJ.