Offtrack skis are basically part of Thomas Ulrich’s own feet at this point. The Swiss adventurer has logged thousands of kilometers on them, mostly in the Arctic, at the North Pole, in Greenland, really anywhere there is endless snow and ice. Skate skis come out of the gear closet somewhat rarely. However, they’re part of the mix on this winter day in the Bernese Highlands, known locally as the Berner Oberland. Thomas wants to let a group of kids explore the full range of what these narrow skis can do. The little Nordic skiers are eager to show him what they find fun about this type of skiing, while Thomas plans to take them away from the prepared tracks to where he most enjoys seeking out challenges.