The Escalator "MANSFIELD" Mike Hayes x Peter Cirilli x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding ImageThe Escalator "MANSFIELD" Mike Hayes x Peter Cirilli x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding Image

The Escalator


Mike Hayes x J Collab

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All orders placed by 3pm EST on weekdays ship out the same day. Orders placed after 3pm or on weekends ship the next business day.All orders placed by 3pm EST on weekdays ship out the same day. Orders placed after 3pm or on weekends ship the next business day.J skis are backed by an industry leading 2-year warranty against manufacturing defectsJ skis are backed by an industry leading 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects5 Day On Snow Trial5 Day On Snow Trial

Waist Width: 102mm

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Groomers / Powder / Touring / Backcountry / Off-piste


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Mike Hayes x J Collab

350 Made


Released August 1, 2022

You’ll never get first tracks at Stowe… because Mike Hayes already beat ya to it! He’s at the top of Mount Mansfield before sunrise, but not just on pow days… wind, ice, sleet, rain, he always goes skiing as he says, “NO MATTER WHAT.”

This local legend stacks over 100 days a year, walking up over 2k vertical feet to the top in a mind blowing 32 minutes (check his KOM on Strava). By the time you pull into the lot for first chair, he’s already skied YOUR pow for hours! Then at 9am he switches out of his superhero costume to become the mild-mannered Global Head of Digital & Technology at Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

For Mike’s graphic we reached out to our local friend Peter Cirilli, known globally for his pro snowboard photography. The top graphic is a combination of Peter and Mike’s own photos of Mount Mansfield, highlighting some of the legendary tree stashes Mike skis daily. The base was only fitting to make entirely red like Mike’s infamous bright red jacket. If you’re at the mountain early enough you may catch a glimpse of a tiny red figure in the distance, that’s Mike.

I'm only building 350 pairs of these Limited Edition skis and hand-signing and numbering each, take yourself to new heights with this soon to be classic before it sells out.

See Mike’s mind blowing sunrise ice coast tree skiing on TikTok, instagram and Facebook

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The Escalator

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The Escalator is easy up, easy down… you CAN have your cake and eat it too!

This lighter weight, yet uniquely solid ski is built to do what you wanna do, whether that's sunrises on the skintrack or spending all of your time riding lifts. The secret ingredient is a combo of a light Aspen core, paired with our classic downhill ski construction for a goldilocks feel that seamlessly blends stability with weight savings. Its 102mm waist slides perfectly into every skier’s quiver as a do-it-all tool that can lay down quick, snappy carves in bounds as effortlessly as it surfs wide open pow fields. We gave it a twin-tip shape for skiing backwards and increased maneuverability in tight situations, like chutes or trees. A subtle tail notch provides reliable skin clip retention for fast transitions. Add our pre-cut skins that perfectly fit the skis and you're ready to go touring right out of the box! The Escalator will keep your legs fresher longer, so you can shred stronger from sunrise to last chair.


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    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

Lightweight AspenLightweight Aspen

Carbon Fiber

Lighter with more energy & pop than fiberglass
Just like fiberglass carbon needs to be fully stretched like a guitar string to give you the most pop. Unlike other brands of skis with wavy black carbon, not stretched, thus you’re not getting the energy out of it, we use pre-cured, pre-stretched carbon fiber laminates. This means the carbon is pre-stretched & cured under perfect conditions at the carbon fiber production facility prior to us receiving it. This pre-cured carbon laminate is twice the cost but also gives you many more times the performance. You’ll feel it!

Xtra Lite Core

Light weight, durable wood core for the best up and down performance
Unlike our other J skis "The Escalator" and "The Slacker" feature a 100% Aspen wood core for maximum weight reduction while maintaining the torsional resilience and dampening not found on other brand's "light weight" skis. Aspen dramatically reduces weight, giving the ski an incredibly nimble feel. The result is the best of both worlds, a ski that is light for easy ups and maneuverability, yet with power, stability and durability not typically found on other brand's lighter weight skis.

Full Height Sidewalls

Maximum impact resistant & vibration dampening
We’re using super durable, high impact absorbing Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene for our sidewalls. This is the same material we use on our ski's bases. It’s very impact resistant and since it’s full height, it also absorbs more vibration like using a longer spring in your car’s suspension. Take a metal pipe and hit it against a rock, then do the same with a piece of plastic. The metal vibrates through to your bones & the plastic absorbs the vibration for you. That’s the difference of having full height plastic shock absorbing sidewalls over your edges or not. We’re cutting the sides of the sidewalls to a 10* angle, with a nice step at the bottom for easy tuning like race skis.

Lite Edge

More durability edges without the weight
We use hardened steel edges that are 33% thinner than our other J skis for reduced weight while still maintaining strength. We reduce the thickness by 0.2mm which is actually still thicker than other brands "light weight" skis, so they are far more durable if you accidentally hit a rock, while maintaining a much longer life when re-tuning.

Lite Base

Faster, lighter durable base material you can count on
We use a 30% thinner base that is 0.2mm thinner than our other J models to shave weight while still providing extreme durability. This base is actually thicker than other brand's "light weight" skis to guarantee you have far more durability when charging down. In addition our sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene is actually the highest quality base material available built to absorb wax better, slide faster, and last longer. Yup! Hard, fast and lasts longer... just like your _______ likes.

Quasitropic Fiberglass

Fibers run in 4 directions to maximize energy & strength
Fiberglass works like a guitar string, when it is flexed it wants to spring back, that’s the energy or pop you feel in a ski. However this energy can only be applied in the direction the actual fiberglass is run. This means the more directions of fiberglass, the more energy, pop & responsiveness. Industry standard “Triaxial” fiberglass runs in only three directions, we use a Quasi Isotropic fiberglass configuration, same as the aerospace industry to maximize energy & strength in as many directions as possible, 4 different axis 0, 90, +45, -45. It costs more, but it’s worth the performance.


Dimensions132 - 102 - 123132 - 102 - 123132 - 102 - 123132 - 102 - 123132 - 102 - 123
Sidecut Radius14.4m15.8m17.1m18.6m20.4m
Weight Per Ski1560g1640g1720g1,785g1840g
The Escalator "MANSFIELD" Mike Hayes x Peter Cirilli x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design GraphicThe Escalator "MANSFIELD" Mike Hayes x Peter Cirilli x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design Graphic