Paralympic champion Mac Marcoux takes his place in the Canadian team ©Getty Images

Mac Marcoux headlines a 12-strong Para-Alpine skiing team which has been named by Canada for the 2016-17 season.

The visually impaired athlete won gold in the giant slalom at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi and is named alongside his guide brother BJ.

He also claimed bronze medals in the downhill and super-G in Russia and will be looking to defend his downhill world title in the new season, with the 2017 World Championships looming in Tarvisio, Italy.

Also named in the men's squad are Alex Cairns, Alexis Guimond, Braydon Luscombe, Kurt Oatway and Kirk Schornstein.

The women's squad features Alana Ramsay and Erin Latimer, while Mollie Jepsen, Amanda Timm, Frederique Turgeon and Melissa Pemble have been named on the development team.

“Congratulations to all of the athletes named to the 2016-17 national teams,” said Mark Rubinstein, President and chief executive of governing body Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA).

Mac Marcoux won three medals at Sochi 2014, including one gold
Mac Marcoux won three medals at Sochi 2014, including one gold ©Getty Images

 “Every team member has demonstrated tremendous dedication, perseverance and talent.

"After last season’s impressive accomplishments, including a Nations Cup victory, 43 World Cup podiums and three crystal globes, across our Canadian ski-cross, Para-Alpine and Alpine teams, I’m confident that the best is yet to come.

"With a legion of support behind our athletes, including world-class coaches and technicians, medical and sport science staff, and other dedicated ACA staff, we expect another great year on top of the podium."

More than 140 skiers from 30 countries are expected to be in action in Tarvisio between January 22 and 31.