Our Story:

Over 50 years ago John and Sidney Maxwell founded a company called The Ski Hut, in Wilton Center, as a way to share their family's  passion for skiing with the community. In 1983 their son, Jack Maxwell changed our name to Outdoor Sports Center, and moved us to 80 Danbury Road in Wilton. The name and location change was part Jack's dream to share his enthusiasm and philosophy; to help grow and nurture respect for the outdoors by using it as our playground. Today, we are still 100% family owned, many of our staff have been with us for 15 years or more, and we are proud to have customers that can recall our "Ski Hut" heritage.

Our commitment remains to promote a friendly and knowledgeable community, to provide only the best gear and service, and to always promote awareness of outdoor resources through their use as a playground. 

Winter Warmth

12/08/2016


Everyone has a different approach to winter. Some of us live for snow and like to spend all day at the mountain, while others are more interested in staying warm inside and waiting for summer to return. No matter how you do winter, everyone can agree that there's nothing better than curling up by the fire at the end of a long day and getting comfortable and warm with family and friends. While we may be Fairfield County's top pick for adventure gear, we are also experts in comfort. In addition to all the equipment you need to fuel your adrenaline out on the mountain, we also have your apres-ski gear to hunker down and relax at the end of a chilly winter day... or for the entire day! 

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Holiday Gift Guide

12/01/2016


We've got all the bases covered this holiday season so you can get all your holiday shopping done under one roof. For the people on your list who love the outdoors, we have equipment, apparel, and accessories to help fuel their passion this winter and beyond. In addition, we have everyday items perfect for those who prefer to take it easy at the holidays, from cozy knits to fluffy footwear. Here are just a few of the items we recommend to put smiles on everyone's face this holiday season.

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New 2017 Skis

11/10/2016


Last winter lacked a little in the snow department, but El Nino is long gone and we can't wait for the return of winter! Last February we got a sneak preview of the 2017 skis at our Demo Days up in Vermont, where we tested every single model to determine which skis our customers would love the most. These new skis are officially ready and waiting on our sales floor, and we've put together a quick overview of the ones we are most excited about. It't time to start planning your winter adventures--we'll see you at the mountain!

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Opening Day Celebration

10/27/2016


On November 5th, join us here at the store for an amazing all-day event to celebrate the imminent return of ski season! We are teaming up with The North Face to throw an opening day party complete with giveaways, raffle items, and free waffles! Join us from 11-3 to get amped up for winter.

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Tips for Race Day

09/30/2016


The Sono Half is fast approaching, and after months of training with our Tuesday night and Saturday morning group runs, it's finally time to get ready for the big day! With just two weeks left until race day, we want to make sure you are geared up, pumped up and ready to run. We have talked to the most avid runners on our staff, along with race directors James and Shannon Whipple and dietician Matt Kansy, to gather tips for getting race ready. Whether you are running the SONO Half, the 5K, or just hoping to get some good runs in this fall, these tips will help to ensure that you have a comfortable and fun time.

 

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