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. 

We Always Install For Free


At Outdoor Sports Center, we offer professional car rack installation, free of charge, on every rack system that we sell. Other shops will charge you for this service, but no one around has the decades of experience installing car racks that we have. We send our employees to Thule's USA headquaters to learn rack installation directly from the people that engineered the racks. 


Get Outfitted for Your Next Adventure


The beauty of adventure lies in the unexpected; that doesn't mean you can go un-prepared. While you can't always plan for everything when you're traveling, backpacking, or camping, having the right equipment can mean the difference between the experience of a lifetime or a trip gone wrong. Don't let an uncomfortable pair of boots or an ill-fitting pack get in the way of that bucket list adventure you've been dreaming of for so long.


The NRVT Wilton Loop Opening


The opening of the NRVT Wilton loop on Saturday the 26th of April was a great success! The trail is spectacular, and the committee in charge of the project has been very active in engaging the community to get the whole trail project finished quickly.

For more info, and to find out how you can help, go to www.NRVT-Trail.com

The next phase of the trail is ready to build, so each and every donation helps make the trail a reality.


NRVT Breaks Ground in Wilton


On Thursday November 7th at 11:00am the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) will mark the start of construction on its  "demonstration trail". The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the trail at Gaylord Drive North on the northbound side of Route 7 near the junction with Route 106 (Wolfpit Rd) in Wilton. Sen. Toni Boucher, Rep. Gail Lavielle, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marcon, and Wilton First Selectman Bill Brennan will be among the dignitaries in attendance. The public is encouraged to come. Parking for the public is available at the commuter Park & Ride just north of Orem's Diner (proceed to the ceremony via the Wolfpit and Route 7 crosswalks and the short section of trail to Gaylord Drive North - sneakers or sturdy shoes recommended). 


Wilton Loop



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