The Mont Blanc Massif has a superb network of mountain paths giving enjoyable journeys with magnificent views. These range in length and difficulty from pleasant café & mountain hut walks on simple paths to high level mountain journeys with rough ground. There is an excellent structure of mountain refuges which can provide a focus for the walk or an overnight base camp and various options exist for using lifts to quickly access more scenic walking above the tree line.
Whilst Heli Skiing is not allowed in France, Chamonix is infact a good base from where to choose between extensive heli ski operations just over the border in the Italian & Swiss Alps. Courmayeur, La Thuile and Verbier all have an inspiring range of heli accessed terrain of different elevations and aspects to make the most of the prevailing conditions.