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. 

Last-Minute Shopping List


Christmas is just a few short days away--have you finished your holiday shopping? Chances are, there are still a few more presents to buy and a few more names to check off that list. While you may feel frantically low on time, you can take a deep breath because we've got you covered with a list of gifts that anyone and everyone will love. Whether you need one last present for your spouse, or a Secret Santa gift for your co-worker, or a little token of gratitude for your mailman... these gifts are sure to please. Run in, pick one out, and get right back to all that wrapping you still need to do!


Stocking Stuffers


On the smaller shelves in between our skis, bikes, boats and tents, you'll find some items that aren't quite as big but are just as important for outdoor exploration. If you're looking to fill spaces inside your kids' stockings, or looking for one last additional item to top a pile of presents for a loved one, we've got everything you need and more to make their smiles a little bit bigger this holiday season. 


Winter Warmth


Everyone has a different approach to winter. Some of us live for snow and like to spend all day at the mountain, while others are more interested in staying warm inside and waiting for summer to return. No matter how you do winter, everyone can agree that there's nothing better than curling up by the fire at the end of a long day and getting comfortable and warm with family and friends. While we may be Fairfield County's top pick for adventure gear, we are also experts in comfort. In addition to all the equipment you need to fuel your adrenaline out on the mountain, we also have your apres-ski gear to hunker down and relax at the end of a chilly winter day... or for the entire day! 


Holiday Gift Guide


We've got all the bases covered this holiday season so you can get all your holiday shopping done under one roof. For the people on your list who love the outdoors, we have equipment, apparel, and accessories to help fuel their passion this winter and beyond. In addition, we have everyday items perfect for those who prefer to take it easy at the holidays, from cozy knits to fluffy footwear. Here are just a few of the items we recommend to put smiles on everyone's face this holiday season.


New 2017 Skis


Last winter lacked a little in the snow department, but El Nino is long gone and we can't wait for the return of winter! Last February we got a sneak preview of the 2017 skis at our Demo Days up in Vermont, where we tested every single model to determine which skis our customers would love the most. These new skis are officially ready and waiting on our sales floor, and we've put together a quick overview of the ones we are most excited about. It't time to start planning your winter adventures--we'll see you at the mountain!


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