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. 

TGR's Tight Loose


Join us on November 21st to celebrate the 21st birthday of Teton Gravity Research!

The next film in our Adventure Film Series is Tight Loose, the latest ski film from Teton Gravity Research. TGR is going all out for their 21st birthday, bringing tons of athletes together to discover new terrain and shred harder than ever. Watch the group as they travel from India to Alaska and test out unknown terrain, with plenty of laughs along the way.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.


Opening Day Celebration


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.


Tips for Race Day


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.




Collect your adventure-worthy footage and compile a short film for a chance to win one of three gift cards to Outdoor Sports Center! 

Create a short film that captures your passion for the outdoors; judges are looking for entries that highlight action, creativity, excitement and originality. We will be showing the finalists' short films on the big screen at Fairfield Theatre Company during the Telluride MountainFilm Festival on October 23rd! 


Local Hiking Spots


We are lucky to live in a part of the country where beautiful hiking trails abound, and even luckier to have endless options right in our own little corner of Connecticut. There are many hiking trails that cater to those of you who want to spend a full day out in the woods, conquering new terrain and never passing the same rock twice. On the contrary, if you are a new hiker or you want to introduce the activity to your young children, there is no shortage of local trails that will fit your needs. We've put together a guide to some of our favorite nearby hiking spots based on the ease of the hike and size of the park. In addition, we compiled a list of must-have items for each one so you can stay safe and comfortable on the trail. Don't forget: a good sturdy pair of hiking boots or trail shoes is your number one piece of gear! 


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