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
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).
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.