Meet the Team

Hannah Allen – Director

Hannah spent 8 years renovating, setting up and managing The Lodge, Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive Virgin Limited Edition ski chalet in Verbier.  During this time she gained first-hand experience of how challenging it can be to source unique and high quality furnishings at sensible prices in the Alps.  After years of dealing with a long list of international suppliers and overcoming complex delivery scenarios, the idea for Chalet Shop was born.

Favourite Resort: Verbier – after many happy years living there and starting our family.

Skis or Snowboard: Skis all the way!

Powder or Piste: Powder – nothing better than fresh tracks

Mittens or Gloves: Gloves

Hot Chocolate or Vin chaud: Vin Chaud

Chalet or Hotel: Chalet – my benchmark has been set pretty high with The Lodge.

Best Ski Memory: Skiing back from lunch on the mountain with my best friend and our Dad’s. They weren’t quite able to manoeuvre the tight hairpin turn on a little shortcut track and ended up in a heap.  Needless to say there was a lot of laughter!

Sally Ingham – Director

Ex-chalet host, Sally, has always had a passion for the Alpine way of life and a long-standing goal to start a business from scratch.  She also has a keen eye for interiors and design. Teaming up with Hannah, Sally left her career as a Lawyer and together they founded Chalet Shop and have nurtured its growth from fledgling business to a reputable and trusted brand across ski resorts in the Alps.

Favourite Resort: Meribel

Skis or Snowboard: Skis only these days

Powder or Piste: Bit of both

Mittens or Gloves:  Definitely Mittens

Hot Chocolate or Vin Chaud: Vin Chaud

Chalet or Hotel: Chalet

Best Ski Memory: Ski school with my mates, aged 7. I had the best time and have loved skiing ever since. Teaching my 7 year old twins to ski is right up there too!

Vikki Ginks – Director

Vikki is the newest Director to Chalet Shop, joining in 2018 after a lengthy corporate career in Marketing and Partnerships at American Express.  With this background, Vikki brings great energy, structure and ideas to continue the snowball growth of our business.  She loves working closely with Chalet Shop clients to ensure every detail is taken care of seamlessly and that our clients are extremely happy with the final result!

Favourite Resort: St Martin-de-Belleville – it is so pretty and has great restaurants plus amazing swift access to the rest of the 3 valleys.

Skis or Snowboard: Snowboard, although aging knees are driving me back to Skis again.

Powder or Piste: Powder  

Mittens or Gloves: Mittens for warmth!

Hot Chocolate or Vin Chaud: Vin Chaud

Chalet or Hotel: Chalet with an amazing cook!

Best Ski Memory: Sledging in the dark under the stars after a delicious meal up the mountain in Klosters.

Georgie Long – Assistant Manager 

Georgie joined the Chalet Shop team in September 2017 as Assistant Manager. She is really enjoying her time at Chalet Shop and with her passion for interior design, she is becoming more and more involved with our Ski Property Packages. Georgie keeps things ticking over at Chalet Shop HQ and is happy to help with any ideas or advice you may need.

Favourite Resort: Schladming & Morzine 

Skis or Snowboard: Skis although I would love to try snowboarding.

Powder or Piste: Powder- it hurts less when you fall! 

Mittens or Gloves: Either

Hot Chocolate or Vin Chad: Hot Chocolate always!

Chalet or Hotel: Chalet – Since working at Chalet Shop I’ve seen a lot of beautiful chalets.

Best Ski Memory: Learning to ski with my sister in Austria, aged 6 and night-skiing in Châtel.