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. 

Wednesday Night Rides


Every Wednesday starting April 22nd, we will be leading group rides through the Wilton Town Forest! We will be meeting at the Branch Brook Road entrance at 6 PM, and the ride will start at around 6:30. Whether you are an avid mountain biker or new to the sport, we'd love to ride with you! Must be at least 18 years old. 

These events are weather permitting; we won't be riding in rainy weather.


Top Hiking Boots for 2015


Ready for Hiking season? Finding the right boots is essential to enjoying your hike. Trekking through mud, steep cliffs and slippery ground ensures you will be working up a sweat, but you can ease the pressure off your feet by finding the right boot. Every journey requires different footwear, whether you are on a long distance backpacking trip or a short walk in the woods, and we're here to break down the difference in footwear for you. 


Continued through April


Specialized is giving us even more reason to love them. From April 3rd to 30th select models are on sale, making this the best time to pick up a new bicycle for the 2015 season! Additionally, select Specialized road tires are buy one get one free from now until the end of May! Next month is bike month, and Specialized is making sure we are ready to ride.


100 Head/Heart/Feet


If you thought a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of ultra-running. "100: Head/Heart/Feet" will follow the day-to-day life of ultra-runner Zak Wieluns as he trains for and finally runs a 100 mile race. The actual event is called the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA. Runners attempt to complete this grueling competition over Vermont's paved streets, gravel back roads and wooded trails…in daylight and darkness… within 30 hours. A well-trained few will complete the race; many will never cross the finish line. Director Mike Mooney will be joining us to answer your questions and share his experiences making this film.


Wet Weather Gear


Don't let the wet weather stop you from enjoying the warm spring air; from your head to your feet, we have everything you need to help you stay dry this spring.


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