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. 

Enter our Instagram Flag Contest!


Win a GoPro Package, by entering our Instagram Flag Contest!!  Simply take a picture of you exploring Connecticut or traveling with our Outdoor Sports Center Flag and post it on Instagram, tagging #flagfriday and @outdoorsportscenter to win. 


Presidents Day Sale


Enjoy deeper discounts from Feb 12th to the 15th for Presidents Day Weekend, our last blowout SALE! All winter 15/16 apparel, footwear, skis and snowboards will be marked down at 30% off increasing your winter savings! What a great time to invest in new ski boots, splurge on a new snowboard or update your winter outfit. Even our bike department has extra deals for the month of February with 50% off all bike services from tune-ups to an complete overhauls! See Rates


Full Service Bike Workshop


Get ready for spring riding season! All bike service rates are half off for the month of February. This includes anything done by our full service workshop, from a tune-up to a complete overhaul! Our bike mechanics are the best in the state, and you can be sure that your bike is in great hands here at Outdoor Sports Center. Take advantage of this deal and get prepared for spring! (Parts are not included!)



Youth Mountain Biking Season Sign-ups!


Join the Fairfield County Youth Cycling Team this spring for an all new mountain biking season! Organized by CCAP and sponsored by Outdoor Sports Center, this team centers around teaching kids the essential skills needed to learn mountain biking techniques and safety. Participants will flourish by competing in a team-based setting and traveling to regional and local cycling events. 



Glide Through Winter


Here are the three top reasons why you should try cross country
skiing this year:

1. The workout: Offering one of the best full-body workouts out of any sport, cross country skiing works just about every muscle in your body.  It's one of the most demanding cardio sports out there; using a combination of coordination and power, cross country skiing burns as many calories as running while gliding with the ease of skating.

2. The quick learning curve: The technique of cross country skiing is simple to pick up, quickly becoming a lifelong sport that is easy on the joints and low impact. Even the skis are easier to maintain; most of them are waxless, needing fewer tune-ups than downhill skis.

3. The convenience: You aren't as limited when it comes to where you can cross country ski. As long as there is enough snow and a clear path you can roam anywhere; just be sure any obstacles such as rocks and roots are covered in a heavy layer! We suggest a local state park that already has trails, or a golf course with smooth ground and rolling hills. If there aren't any nearby, don't be afraid to ski right out your door and down a non-busy side street.


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