The Liberty Genesis 90 is the narrowest ski in Liberty’s women’s Freeride collection and is designed for fun, versatile all mountain performance. Liberty uses their X Core construction in the Genesis 90, a wood core made from a combination of bamboo, poplar, and paulownia. The bamboo and paulownia really help keep the overall weight to a minimum while providing nice amounts of energy and poplar adds in some stability. This type of construction combined with the tip and tail rocker and subtle early taper on the Genesis 90 will be nice and user-friendly for a variety of different terrain and snow conditions. Our three testers on the Genesis 90 were all skiing the 165 cm length, which happens to be the longest option.
Chloe Wexler described the Genesis 90 as a “fun, poppy ski.” While a very simplistic description, that’s exactly what we expected to hear. Chloe really likes this type of ski: light, quick, agile. She had a blast in “bumps and playing on the sides of trails,” and also mentioned that it’s “fun in the soft snow.” Quickness and playfulness are definitely highlights of the Genesis 90, which was reflected in how Chloe scored the ski. Quickness, playfulness, forgiveness, versatility, and overall impression came in with the highest scores. Chloe ended her comments by saying it’s “a little light and bouncy, but I like that in a ski.” If you like a ski that feels energetic and playful, you’ll love the Genesis 90. It’s not the most stable and doesn’t have the best vibration damping, but that’s not its focus.
Mar Kuhnel provided similar scores as Chloe, with quickness getting a 5 out of 5 and playfulness and forgiveness right behind with 4 out of 5 respectively. Mar had an overall similar reaction to Chloe, commenting that “this ski would be a good one for someone wanting to expand their terrain choices to bumps and trees.” That’s an excellent recommendation from Mar. It’s intuitive and user-friendly, so will be a great choice for intermediates who have spent most of their time on groomers to start venturing into some un-groomed, off-piste terrain. “It’s very playful and swingy, easy to turn and smear. Holds a decent edge in soft-ish snow and hardpack, makes smooth turns when you get it up on edge. A little squirrely at speed. Good choice for advancing intermediates.”
The Genesis 90 was the very last ski that Kristi Brown tested over our two days at Stowe Mountain Resort. She took it into some tight, relatively technical terrain off the Gondola, which locals refer to as Tomba Chute. She had a blast maneuvering the light, quick ski through that terrain. She found it to be “quick, responsive, and forgiving in bumps and trees,” which aligns nicely with how our other testers felt on the Genesis 90. She was also impressed by the ski’s “edge hold in Tomba Chute.” While it’s a user-friendly ski, it’s also confidence inspiring in tricky, steep terrain like that as you can trust it to hold an edge while you calculate your next move.
For skiers looking for a quick, agile, and maneuverable all mountain ski the Liberty Genesis 90 is a fantastic choice. We really like Mar’s recommendation for a skier who is looking to take their skiing to the next level in terms of the terrain and snow conditions they typically ski. It’s a perfect ski for moguls and tight trees as it’s super easy to flick around and pivot, but will also do just fine on hardpack snow on those days when you just feel like cruising groomers or there isn’t much soft snow to be found.