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