The Portes du Soleil is a well-known ski region that links two countries. The numerous ski runs and irresistible slopes delight winter sports fans. The region has earned its name "Gateway to the Sun" because of the scant amount of rainfall in the area. The hike begins in the Val de Morgins and goes over into the Val d'Illiez. The Dents du Midi form the backdrop to this magnificent region.