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. 

Spring Rain Coats

03/18/2016

Rising temperatures mean spending as much time as possible outside, but as always, no spring season is complete without its fair share of rainy days! We aren't going to let a little rain stop us from having fun outside, so having the right raincoat is key. We carry a wide variety of rain jackets, and it can be daunting to decide which one is right for you. With a wide range of prices, technology, and features, we've broken it down by what you'll be doing the most in the rain, and which raincoats will compliment your wet weather activities.

 

Read more...

Spring Getaways

03/09/2016

At the end of a wet, dreary winter, everyone can benefit from a sunny escape. Wherever your spring getaway takes you, we have you covered with bathing suits, flip flops, sundresses and more, which will carry over into the beautiful New England summer that is coming our way! Every vacation is made better with the perfect piece of luggage, ensuring that you have a hassle-free experience and everything you need all in one place. Here are some of our favorite pieces of luggage from top brands, along with essential vacation items you don't want to leave at home!

Read more...

Youth Mountain Biking Season Sign-ups!

01/30/2016

Join the Fairfield County Youth Cycling Team this spring for an all new mountain biking season! Organized by CCAP and sponsored by Outdoor Sports Center, this team centers around teaching kids the essential skills needed to learn mountain biking techniques and safety. Participants will flourish by competing in a team-based setting and traveling to regional and local cycling events. 

 

Read more...

Glide Through Winter

01/28/2016

 
Here are the three top reasons why you should try cross country
skiing this year:


1. The workout: Offering one of the best full-body workouts out of any sport, cross country skiing works just about every muscle in your body.  It's one of the most demanding cardio sports out there; using a combination of coordination and power, cross country skiing burns as many calories as running while gliding with the ease of skating.

2. The quick learning curve: The technique of cross country skiing is simple to pick up, quickly becoming a lifelong sport that is easy on the joints and low impact. Even the skis are easier to maintain; most of them are waxless, needing fewer tune-ups than downhill skis.

3. The convenience: You aren't as limited when it comes to where you can cross country ski. As long as there is enough snow and a clear path you can roam anywhere; just be sure any obstacles such as rocks and roots are covered in a heavy layer! We suggest a local state park that already has trails, or a golf course with smooth ground and rolling hills. If there aren't any nearby, don't be afraid to ski right out your door and down a non-busy side street.

Read more...

Year in Review

12/31/2015

It's time to say hello to another new year, and as we bid 2015 farewell, we have so much to look back on! We tried new things, went more miles, and set new goals for 2016. We're proud of our accomplishments, but we're always looking for new challenges to conquer in the outdoor world. Take a look at our amazingly action-packed 2015, and get ready to plan for a happy overly ambitious New Year!

 

Read more...

More on the next page...