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. 

Rock the Campsite, Your Way

07/23/2015

Camping has evolved far beyond the traditional tent and campfire scenario you envision in your head. There are so many unique camping styles, both in terms of places to go and ways to camp, that camping gear has become ultra-specific. Styles range anywhere from backcountry minimalist to high-end glamping, but with all preference aside camping still offers a lifetime of memories for families, friends and loved ones! Read on to learn about the gear that will benefit each type of camper.

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2015 Sidewalk Sale!

07/22/2015

Our 2015 sidewalk sale was a huge success, and so much fun! On Saturday, we had our GoPro rep present to show everyone the new Session camera, and on Sunday we beat the heat with free ice cream! Sunday also included a stunt show from mountain biker Jeff Lenosky, a registration tent for the CCAP youth cycling team, and live broadcasting from 95.9 The Fox!

If you can't get enough of awesome gear at low prices, we will still have tons of great items on sale over the next few weeks! 

 

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End of Summer Swim Sale!

07/21/2015

Bikinis, boardshorts, Birkenstocks--it's all on sale! The warm weather will be sticking around for quite a while longer, so stock up on new clothing, swimsuits, and sandals to continue enjoying this beautiful season! Select apparel and all swimsuits from Prana, Carve Designs, Patagonia, and more are going on sale for 20% off. Sandals are up to 50% off, from brands Reef, OluKai, Hari Mari, Birkenstock, Keen, Cushe, Merrell, and Sperry.

Here are a few styles we love: 

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Youth Cycling Program

07/14/2015

Join the new Youth Cycling Program organized by CCAP and sponsored by Outdoor Sports Center! The Fairfield County Youth Cycling Team gives kids access to the sport of bicycle racing. We will be participating in Mountain, Road, and Cyclocross races, each discipline with its own season. Participants flourish by competing in a team-based setting and traveling to regional and local cycling events. The current cyclocross season begins in September and lasts for 12 weeks. Learn more and sign up on Sunday, July 19th, at our Sidewalk Sale, where Program Director Karen Franzen will be present from 9-5 with flyers and registration forms.

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New Paddleboards from BOTE

07/02/2015

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has grown immensely in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Standing above the water's surface while quietly gliding across is one of the most peaceful ways to spend a summer afternoon. The best thing about paddleboarding is the full range of activities to do besides simply paddling. Some paddleboards are sleek and fast while others are wider and more stable, perfect for SUP yoga. There are paddleboards that are made specifically for fishing, with attachment ports for rods and a cooler. Our top SUP brand, BOTE, makes individual paddleboards that cater to each of these fun summer activities. Read on to learn more about why we love this innovative brand!

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