Founded in 1947 in Annecy, southeastern France, Salomon have always been and remain as one of the market leaders in ski and snowboard equipment. Their family owned metalworking opened in 1947 to produce saw blades and soon adapted to make steel edges for snow skis and cable bindings. Bindings were their primary focus until 1979 when the icon rear-entry SX90 ski boot was introduced, followed by snow skis a decade later.