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. 

WINTER SALE

02/09/2018


If your equipment is getting a little old and you're thinking about replacing it for next season, we recommend doing so now while prices are at their lowest. Our expert fitters can help you find the most comfortable boots and the skis or board that will best fit your needs. We still have plenty of warm apparel and winter footwear in stock. 


Save 20% to 30% off on select 2017/18 winter essentials. From skis and snowboards to boots and jackets, we are aiming to get all of our winter apparel and equipment out the door before spring. Including our Bike Shop: Select bikes will be discounted, as well as all winter bike clothing and accessories marked down to 30% off! 


Don't forget to check out our upstairs sale section with bigger discounts starting at 50% OFF! 

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Custom Ski Boot Fitting

11/02/2016

At Outdoor Sports Center, we take the utmost pride and care in getting you set up with the right equipment. First and foremost, all of our fitting staff ski or ride. With over 100 years of combined fitting experience there is no fit obstacle we can't overcome, and you are sure to leave with the right equipment for you.

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Gear for Dogs

10/11/2016

Our area is filled with great places to enjoy the outdoors with your dog.. We've compiled a list of local parks, trails and beaches that are animal-friendly to go explore! Be prepared and ensure your dogs safety with the best gear from Ruffwear.

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Our Demo Pond

09/07/2016


Outdoor Sports Center has a demo pond where you can paddle any kayak, canoe or SUP that we have in stock! If you aren't sure which boat to buy, our demo pond gives you the ability to test out a few different models and see which one fits you best. Less than 5 minutes from our store, you can be out on the water in no time at all. Test paddles and accessories as well! Call or stop by to make an appointment at our pond; it is available for use any day of the week, during store hours. 



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Local Hiking Spots

08/01/2016


We are lucky to live in a part of the country where beautiful hiking trails abound, and even luckier to have endless options right in our own little corner of Connecticut. There are many hiking trails that cater to those of you who want to spend a full day out in the woods, conquering new terrain and never passing the same rock twice. On the contrary, if you are a new hiker or you want to introduce the activity to your young children, there is no shortage of local trails that will fit your needs. We've put together a guide to some of our favorite nearby hiking spots based on the ease of the hike and size of the park. In addition, we compiled a list of must-have items for each one so you can stay safe and comfortable on the trail. Don't forget: a good sturdy pair of hiking boots or trail shoes is your number one piece of gear! 

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