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. 

Mountainfilm on Tour

09/08/2016


"Telluride Mountainfilm's mission is to use the power of film, art, and ideas to create a better world," and this year's lineup is more powerful than ever.

Get ready for another gripping collection of heart-warming, thought-provoking, action-packed adventure films from all over the world! The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is returning to Fairfield Theatre Company on October 23rd, part of our Adventure Film Series.

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09/07/2016


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! 

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Local Hiking Spots

08/01/2016


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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Ski & Snowboard Rentals

07/26/2016


Our ski and snowboard rental program is the best deal going. We offer top notch gear at the lowest prices available. Season Rentals run from September 1st through April, and Daily Rentals are available throughout the entire ski season. Each junior package comes with free lift tickets to a wide variety of New England ski resorts.*

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Why We Love Hobie

07/07/2016


Last week we spent a beautiful sunny morning down at our secret demo pond testing out the new Hobie boats and boards. Our rep came down and showed us all the ins and outs of these new products, so that in turn, we can show our customers exactly what makes these watercrafts so special. We interviewed several of our staff members who got the chance to test them out, and the unanimous decision seemed to be that Hobie has lived up to its hype, and is probably the most fun product that is currently in our store. 

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