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. 

Staff Mountain Bikes

05/27/2015

 

We've zeroed in on a few of our most avid mountain bikers here at the store to learn more about their most prized possession: their bikes. Read on to find out what styles they ride, what custom pieces are they love the most, and their favorite parks and trails.

 

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Sport Sunglasses

05/21/2015

Summer is finally here, bringing with it lots of bright sunny days and a new range of outdoor activities. While protecting your skin from the sun is a no-brainer, protecting your eyes should be too. Sunglasses are a valuable piece of safety gear during any outdoor activity. They protect your eyes from dirt, dust, bugs, and most importantly, the harmful rays of the sun, which can cause cataracts and other problems with your eyes. The heat of the sun can also dry your eyes out, causing eye fatigue. Not only will sunglasses help you see better to perform your best, but they can help you stay alert and active longer!

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Our Demo Pond

05/18/2015

Outdoor Sports Center has a demo pond where you can paddle any boat or SUP that we have in stock! If you aren't sure which boat to buy, our demo pond gives you the ability to test out a few different models to see which fits you the best. Call or come by the store to ask an employee about checking out the demo pond; it is available for use any day of the week by appointment.

Come by our boat shop today and try something new! 

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The Bicycle Commute

05/13/2015

Our state is known for having beautiful back roads, as well as paved trails in the woods and coastal views. Instead of sitting on a slow-moving highway, you could take advantage of these opportunities to take a beautiful bike ride to the office! Biking to work helps the planet by saving fuel, and the health benefits are endless, giving you increased energy and allowing you to get your workout in while you commute. Your first ride to work might seem a little daunting, but biking to work is easier than you think. We have compiled a list of common questions, with feedback from members of our staff who regularly commute via bike!

 

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Builder

05/11/2015

Builder tells the story of building mountain bike trails through the eyes of the best riders and the most respected builders. Building a trail is both an art and a science. The best ones are aesthetic wonders, a stark line of dirt snaking through the most scenic bits of land; a mountain biker's landscape painting brought to life. 

 

On Wednesday, May 27th, we hosted the film at the Fairfield Theatre Company as part of our Adventure Film Series. We had a great night, with free giveaways to lucky audience members beforehand and lots of discussions afterward about how much we loved the film. It was action-packed and exhilarating, and everyone was cheering and gasping along with the incredible stunts and jumps displayed on the screen. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to anyone who missed it, we highly recommend checking out this film. We hope to see you at the next one!

 

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