The Escalator


Ryan Schmies x J Collab

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J Says Best For: Groomers / Powder / Touring / Backcountry / Off-piste

Waist Width: 102mm

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The Escalator + Bindings Bundle



The Escalator "DEEP"

Marker Squire 11

Limited Edition Graphics

Total Made: 450 Pair

Public Release: August 01, 2022

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Ryan Schmies

The Artwork

Ryan Schmies x J Collab

This is our fourth ski collaboration together and even after working with Ryan for years, his ideas and illustrations always blow me away! Unlike other artists, Ryan is from another dimension and occasionally travels back in time to our parallel universe to share sick and twisted views of his world. These illustrations give us a look at what lurks just below the surface. 

As the legend goes in these parts, on certain days of the year, with Crystal Mountain lurking in the background, boats often mysteriously disappear. On this particular day the fishing boat “Mister Meowgi,” named after Ryan's cat, was peacefully pulling up the day’s catch, completely unaware of the dangerous world just below the surface. These sea creatures, previously thought to be extinct, can strike at any moment, sinking boats and eating the sailors on board. If you look closely at the tail of the ski you can just barely make out the names of the sunken boats… Bizzy, Scooter, MissMiss, coincidentally named after Ryan’s deceased cats. 

This is the kind of ski graphic that skiers will move aside to make room for you in the lift line wishing they had graphics as dope as yours. Ryan’s last collab graphic sold out before the season even started. We're only building 450 pair of this new Limited Edition graphic and I'm hand-signing and numbering each pair so grab a pair of the “Deep” before they get eaten alive! Enter the world of Schmies here and go down the rabbit hole on his Instagram

Enter the world of Schmies Here and go down the rabbit hole on his Instagram

The Escalator™

132 - 102 - 123

The narrowest ski in our Explore Collection is our lightest and most nimble for getting up easy, with effortless maneuverability on the way down from groomers to boot deep powder.

This lightweight ski pulls double duty for dawn patrol touring and as your daily driver hot lapping the resort. The secret ingredient is a combo of a super light Aspen core paired with our classic downhill ski construction for a solid feel regardless of snow conditions. Its 102mm waist perfectly fits into every skier’s quiver as a do-it-all tool that’s as comfortable laying down quick, snappy carves on firm groomers as it is surfing fresh snow in tight trees or wide-open pow fields. The Escalator's ridiculously light swing weight feels like there’s nothing on your feet, so your legs stay happier longer, letting you shred stronger from first chair to last call. A subtle tail notch provides reliable skin clip retention integrated into a legit twin-tip shape for badass street cred passing people on the way up… and down!


The Escalator In The Wild

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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal

"A bell to bell cruiser with the reliability, nimbleness and energy that I've been craving for a long time."

- Freeskier Magazine

"Takes the fun of a damp all-mountain ski and lightens it up to tour."

- Backcountry Magazine

The Finest Materials

By selling these skis factory direct to you, we're able to invest more money into using the highest quality materials possible for a game-changing level of premium performance & durability.


Compare Models

Length 169cm 176cm 182cm 188cm
Dimensions 132-102-123mm 132-102-123mm 132-102-123mm 132-102-123mm
Sidecut Radius 15.8m 17.1m 18.6m 20.4m
Weight Per Ski 1640g 1720g 1,785g 1840g
Effective Edge 1295mm 1350mm 1410mm 1470mm
Camber 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail 5 / 2mm 5 / 2mm 5 / 2mm 5 / 2mm
Tip / Tail Length 330 / 200mm 330 / 200mm 330 / 200mm 330 / 200mm
Tip / Tail Height 68 / 32mm 68 / 32mm 68 / 32mm 68 / 32mm
Boot from Center -7.5cm -7.5cm -7.5cm -7.5cm
Boot from Tail 775mm 807mm 835mm 863mm

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Ryan Schmies x J Collab