Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe. A massive 38 kilometre climb with 2000 metres of ascent. Wow!
The Col is at 1450 metres. I certainly found it, but there was no sign to be found. The road continues above the Col for three more steep kms before become a gravel path.
Col de la Coche shares the first 7 kms with the road to Val Thorens.