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. 

Wilderness Safety


Outdoor Sports Center is now offering Wilderness Medical Education at our store! These
SOLO inspired Safety courses, teach valuable life-saving techniques to prevent injuries and emergencies out on the trail. We encourage any outdoor enthusiast, solo backpacker or trip leader to get certified in either Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Being properly trained on even a basic level of first aid  can help prevent accidents
from happening.  


Telluride MountainFilm On Tour


We are thrilled to announce that on October 25th, we will be hosting the Telluride Mountain Film Festival at Fairfield Theatre Company! Screening the collection of world renowned adventure films and documentaries in the brand new venue, the Warehouse. This year the film will include an Outdoor Festival, celebrating all MountainFilm has to offer! A day filled with local vendors, short films, live music, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. We are so excited to welcome local vendors and clubs to the event to share their products, and services about the sports and activities you love! Join us for another inspiring year of MountainFilm on Tour. 


Bike Tent Sale!


Now is the perfect time to research your dream bike, because our Bike Tent Sale is just around the corner! Columbus Day weekend, October 10th-12th, all of our 2015 in-stock men's and women's bikes will be on sale, some for as much as $1500 off the original price. Come down ahead of time and get fitted on the GURU Dynamic Fit Unit, which will give you great recommendations on bikes that will fit your exact measurements. 


Adventure Film Contest!


Collect your adventure-worthy footage and compile a short film for a chance to WIN a complete Go-Pro Package or Outdoor Sports Center Gift Card! 

Create a Short Film that captures your passion for the outdoors; judges are looking for entries that highlight action and originality. We will be showing the finalists' short films on the big screen at Fairfield Theatre Company during the Telluride MountainFilm Festival on October 25th



Gear for Dogs


Fall is here, and with mild temperatures and little humidity, we're eager to start spending longer periods of time outside. Our area is filled with great places to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, and even more of these places open up in the fall. We've compiled a list of local parks, trails and beaches that are animal-friendly to romp around in the fallen leaves! Be prepared for cold weather, and ensure your dogs safety with the best gear from Ruffwear.


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