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
There are tons of exciting road races and rides coming up in the
next few months, and we have all the services and gear you need to
get you ready for the season! Check out our list below of events
coming up in the area. Before you get out there, bring your bike in
to make sure it is safe and ready to go.
A new season of riding is starting, and we have the best bikes
to get you going this season! Here are our two favorite road bikes
that are brand new models for 2015, followed by four of our
all-time favorite models.
Winter 2015 was the coldest we've had in years, but March is
bringing warmer temperatures and melting the snow away. Warm
weather means it's time to say goodbye to the treadmill and hello
to running outside! We recommend trail running this season to
breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs. Trail running has
tons of advantages over running on the road, such as lower impact
on your joints and a more serene environment. Here at Outdoor
Sports Center we have all the gear you need, including a fantastic
assortment of new trail running shoes for 2015! For those of you
who are new to trail running, we've compiled a few tips to get you
started safely and to help you get the most out of your run.
On March 11th, we closed the store and headed up to the mountain
for a staff ski day! This was the first time in the store's history
that we closed for reasons other than weather, and it was such an
amazing opportunity to all be able to hit the slopes together! We
had a delicious barbeque lunch on the deck, and several of our
brand representatives came to hang out and let us test the new
equipment. The conditions could not have been better; with
temperatures reaching nearly 60 degrees we were able to ski in our
sweatshirts and never had to worry about going inside to warm up.
The snow was nice and soft, and many of us were able to make the
first tracks of the day! This has been an excellent winter for snow
sports, and there was no better way to say goodbye to winter than
with a ski day like this.
From tank tops to jackets, our spring looks are as versatile as
they are bright! Our top brands are wowing us once again with
colorful patterns, perfect dresses, and awesome windbreakers.
Fabrics have lightened, but we still have many new pieces for that
long transition from winter to spring. The North Face has brought
us the perfect selection of running clothes, Patagonia and Marmot
are here to help us stay warm on the chillier spring days, and
Prana and Toad & Co. are getting us excited for warm weekends
at the beach! Below is our Spring 2015 lookbook, showcasing all of
our favorite items from some of our top brands. Spring clothing is
on the shelves now, so make a list of your favorite items and meet
us at the store!
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