Salomon is one of Hothouse Productions main suppliers throughout the World Cup Skiing on 4. Salomon started in 1947 and for over 50 years Salomon has paid particular attention to action and outdoor sports. They are now one of the top companies for producing sport equipment and garments. In 1966 Salomon invented the first ski binding with a self-release heel piece and was present for the first time at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Portillo, Chile. Salomon now sponsors some of the top athletes in Alpine Skiing, including Anja Paerson and Janica Kostelic, the top two women skiers in the world.