contour is the result of 45 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of climbing skins:

  • 1971the first adhesive skin made of Mohair plush is launched onto the market
  • 1975production begins of climbing skins in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1978company founded by Eduard Koch
  • 1997production of the first climbing skins for carving skis and development of the transfer tape adhesive renewal method
  • 2004the 'contour' brand is registered
  • 2005development of patented Easy Tip Fix
  • 2007contour Easy Tip Fix is awarded best climbing skin attachment by Alpin Magazin
  • 2010 – 12development of a new twin layered adhesive technology. First tests and broad-based trials carried out in association with with Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper and Alpinmesse Innsbruck trade fair
  • 2013Market launch of new adhesive technology 'hybrid', patent protected
  • 2013development 'contour tail clip': new tail fix method, patent protected
  • 2013launch of contour Easytrim tool for offset trimming by specialist dealers
  • 2013launch of first split climbing skins with tip and tail fix for wide freeride skis and climbing skins for splitboards

100 % „Made in Austria“, contour climbing skins have proven performance in the toughest conditions throughout the world, whether it's ski mountaineering race or skinning up the local slopes.


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