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. 

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



Norwalk River Valley Trail


The proposed Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) will provide a 38 mile route (including loops) for cyclists, hikers, and walkers from Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, north to Danbury, Connecticut.  NRVT will connect to rail stations, schools and offices, offering clean, green transportation as well as recreational opportunities.