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. 

Our Biggest Sale of the Year


Don't miss our Annual Sidewalk Sale, starting Thursday, July 18th and running all weekend, through Sunday the 21st. Shop HUGE deals up to 70% off outdoor gear and apparel for every season. 

Our Sidewalk Sale offers the perfect chance to save on big ticket items, such as kayaks, camping equipment, or a brand-new bike! Shop name-brand apparel for winter and spring, like Patagonia, Arc’teryx, and The North Face for 50% – 70% off. Grab hiking boots, running shoes and sandals for $25 each! We also have Smartwool socks for just $5 in every size. The deals are endless, come see for yourself. 


Bike Service Pick-up


Let us take the hassle out of bike repairs. Schedule a time for us to pick up your bike right from your home for a faster and more convenient service than ever before. The best part is our pick-up service comes to you at no additional cost. Call today to book an appointment.


Safe Summer Riding


Rumor has it that temperatures will be higher than average this summer, and it is important to remember when heading out on your bike that safety comes first! There are several steps you can take to make sure you are good to your body when biking in the heat. We've come up with a list of guidelines to follow when biking in hot weather to be sure that your body and mind stay healthy and happy.



Summer Hike Series


Spend the morning exploring new trail systems, trying out a variety of Merrell product, and meeting other members of the community, including the Outdoor Sports Center staff. We are pleased to have Merrell join us for guided hikes around our local area this summer. Each hike will range from 3 to 5 miles long, with varying terrain and difficulty. Reserve your spot online for a chance to test Merrell’s new hiking shoes, and enjoy the outdoors with us.


Full Service Bike Workshop


Outdoor Sports Center has a very experienced and professional workshop staff. Whether you need a tube and tire change or a complete custom build for your next race, at our bike workshop you are always in good hands. We offer competetive pricing on skilled service for any bike. Minor repairs or tube and tire changes can be performed on the spot and the turn around on a tune-up can be as short as same day. We are proud to have a mechanic on our staff with the highest level of certification a mechanic can hold from the Barnett Bicycle Insitute. He is the only Certified Elite Mechanic in the state of Connecticut, so you can be sure that the level of expertise you are getting is the best available. We are as passionate about riding as our dedicated customers, so we work hard to get you out riding again as soon as possible.


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