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. 

Enter our Flag Contest!


Win a gift card by entering our Facebook Flag Contest!!  Simply take a picture with our flag while exploring outdoors and post it to our Flacebook page for a chance to win. The flags are free and can be picked up from any register, anytime during store hours.


Why We Love Hobie


Last week we spent a beautiful sunny morning down at our secret demo pond testing out the new Hobie boats and boards. Our rep came down and showed us all the ins and outs of these new products, so that in turn, we can show our customers exactly what makes these watercrafts so special. We interviewed several of our staff members who got the chance to test them out, and the unanimous decision seemed to be that Hobie has lived up to its hype, and is probably the most fun product that is currently in our store. 


Wednesday Night Rides


Join us at the bike shop for weekly rides every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM! We will be riding through the summer, with mileage ranging from 13-25 miles as daylight allows. The route and distance will vary week by week but always begin at Outdoor Sports Center's Bike Shop. This is a no drop ride open to all skill levels! The group is lead by Evan Tobey, a mechanic at our bike shop and member of the Handsome Jerks Racing Team. 

Note: we will not be leading group rides August 10th & 17th.

Registration is not required to join in on the fun! Make sure to be well hydrated and
fueled up before you ride. No kids under 18 years old are allowed without the supervision
of a parent or guardian or a signed waiver. 

Join our Facebook group for more info and updates!




The Sidewalk Sale is Here!



Our biggest weekend of the year is right around the corner! Head to our Sidewalk Sale, July 14th-17th, for amazing deals on all your must-have gear. The Sidewalk Sale is our only blowout sale of the year, and every department will have items on sale, some for as much as 70% off. Deals like this only come around once a year, so don't miss out!

Head down to the store Thursday and Friday, July 14th and 15th, from 10-6; Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th, we will be open 9-5.

On Sunday, July 17th, College Creamery will be handing out free ice cream from 1-4 PM! 


Hobie is Here!


We are incredibly excited to announce that we are officially a Hobie dealer! And wait until you see the innovative new products we have brought into the store. About twenty years ago, Hobie introduced a new line of kayaks that are propelled in a whole new way. They have continued updating and perfecting these boats, and now they have a fresh new product for this season that is truly turning heads. The Mirage line of kayaks and boards allows you to spend more time enjoying the summer sun and getting an entirely new experience from your favorite watersports. 


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