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. 

2015 Customer Survey


Tell us how we are doing by taking the 2015 customer survey. We love your feedback and we use your ideas to help us improve our service. Win a shopping spree of $500 at Outdoor Sports Center, just in time for Small Business Saturday 11/28!



Tips for Race Day



The Sono Half is fast approaching, and after months of training with our Tuesday Night Group Runs, it's finally time to perform for the big day! We have talked to the most avid runners on our staff to gather tips for getting ready for the race whether it's your first or one of many.



Wilderness Safety


Outdoor Sports Center is now offering Wilderness Medical Education at our store! These
SOLO inspired Safety courses, teach valuable life-saving techniques to prevent injuries and emergencies out on the trail. We encourage any outdoor enthusiast, solo backpacker or trip leader to get certified in either Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Being properly trained on even a basic level of first aid  can help prevent accidents
from happening.  


Telluride MountainFilm On Tour


We are thrilled to announce that on October 25th, we will be hosting the Telluride Mountain Film Festival at Fairfield Theatre Company! Screening the collection of world renowned adventure films and documentaries in the brand new venue, the Warehouse. This year the film will include an Outdoor Festival, celebrating all MountainFilm has to offer! A day filled with local vendors, short films, live music, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. We are so excited to welcome local vendors and clubs to the event to share their products, and services about the sports and activities you love! Join us for another inspiring year of MountainFilm on Tour. 


Bike Tent Sale!


Now is the perfect time to research your dream bike, because our Bike Tent Sale is just around the corner! Columbus Day weekend, October 10th-12th, all of our 2015 in-stock men's and women's bikes will be on sale, some for as much as $1500 off the original price. Come down ahead of time and get fitted on the GURU Dynamic Fit Unit, which will give you great recommendations on bikes that will fit your exact measurements. 


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