Megan Nick is among the 30-athlete squad for the upcoming season ©Getty Images

Megan Nick, Ashley Caldwell and Jaelin Kauf are among a 30-athlete squad announced by US Ski and Snowboard for the upcoming freestyle skiing World Cup season.

Quinn Dehlinger, Chris Lillis, Eric Loughran and Justin Schoenefeld have been named in the men’s aerials squad for the upcoming season, with Caldwell, Kaila Kuhn, Dani Loeb, Nick, Megan Smallhouse, Madison Varmette and Winter Vinecki named in the women’s team.

Nick finished fourth in the women’s world rankings at the end of last season, following two second-place finishes at World Cup events.

Three-time Olympian Caldwell is the reigning United States national champion and won the world title back in 2017.

Lillis is the top-ranked man in the aerials squad at sixth in the world.

He earned two podium finishes last season, including a victory in Kazakhstan.

"This summer we were fortunate enough to get a lot of work done at the Utah Olympic Park," said Vladimir Lebedev, head aerials coach.

"We made some significant degree of difficulty improvements and all of the athletes are looking really strong.

"The team is ready to take what we’ve built on in the pools to the snow.

"This season will be instrumental in the lead in to Beijing 2022, especially with World Championships as test events.

"We look forward to a productive camp in Ruka and hopefully a continuation of the success we had last season."

Jaelin Kauf spearheads the moguls team for the upcoming season ©Getty Images
Jaelin Kauf spearheads the moguls team for the upcoming season ©Getty Images

Lebedev will be supported by World Cup coaches Eric Bergoust and JC Andre, athletic development coach Houston Deck and physical therapist Peter Toohey.

Kauf headlines the women’s moguls squad, with the 2019 dual moguls World Championships silver medallist joined by Pyoengchang 2018 Winter Olympian Tess Johnson.

The women’s squad also includes Avital Caroll, Sabrina Cass, Nessa Dziemian, Olivia Giaccio, Kasey Hogg, Madison Hogg, Kai Owens, Kenzie Radway, Morgan Schild and Hannah Soar.

Casey Andringa, Jesse Andringa, Joel Hedrick, Alex Lewis, Nick Page, Landon Wendler and Brad Wilson feature in the men’s squad.

Moguls head coach Matt Gnoza leads the team, with the support of World Cup coaches Riley Campbell and Joe Discoe, athletic development coach Josh Bullock and physical therapist Chuck Williams.

"Outside of just returning to some sort of normalcy and getting back to training and events, I am looking forward to seeing the athletes continue to progress," Gnoza said.

"I expect the team to make a significant jump during the third season of the Olympic quad.

"Our priority is to continue to climb the rankings as both a team and as individual athletes."

The freestyle ski team are currently training in Scandinavia ahead of the new season.

The team is scheduled to compete in 21 World Cup events spanning three continents for the 2020-2021 season.

This season is scheduled to feature the 2021 FIS Freestyle, Freeski and Snowboard World Championships in Zhangjiakou in China, which will serve as test events for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.