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 Picks | Our Favorite Vests for Fall


The air is crisp; the foliage is in full swing, and Fall is here to stay. Its the perfect time of year for a new vest. Vests are great for beating the chill without the bulk. In the winter, they are perfect for a warm and light midlayer for those chillier days. We've picked out some of our favorite vests for Fall that are versatile, stylish, and will keep you warm through out the year.


Find Balance and Relaxation Through Yoga


The weather is getting cooler, and its the perfect time to work yoga into your routine. Yoga is a great way to stay flexible and strong year round while improving your breathing and relaxation. We have great yoga apparel and accessories from the top brands like Pistil, Prana, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear and The North Face.


Get the New GoPro HERO4 Here First


Outdoor Sports Center has teamed up with GoPro to introduce the new HERO4 series cameras. Set to release in only 25 stores in all of New England on October 5th, and Outdoor Sports Center is one of the few to get them on release day. Make sure to come in early before they sell out.


Fall Styles Arriving Daily


Summer weather is winding down, and fall is right around the corner. We have exciting new products and styles arriving for the season in every department. New styles and favorites in new fall colors from the best brands like Prana, The North Face, Pistil, Arc'teryx, Patagonia, and Horny Toad. From camping to clothing, we have everything you need to enjoy the outdoors this fall.


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