Anna Schaffelhuber of Germany has been included in the list of athletes to watch ahead of the upcoming IPC Alpine Skiing season ©Getty Images

Some of the world’s best Alpine skiers have been named as the "Ones to Watch" by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing ahead of the upcoming season.

The Europa Cup gets underway in Landgraaf in The Netherlands next week while the first World Cup event take places in Kuhtai in Austria between December 15 and 17.

Meanwhile, the 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships will headline the season in the Italian town of Tarvisio between January 22 and 31.

Those athletes tipped to keep an eye on throughout the course of the campaign include Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber, one of Germany's most successful Para-Alpine skiers after sweeping five gold medals at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Momoka Muraoka of Japan is also named as her quest to reach the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympics gained momentum last season when she won the women's giant slalom sitting World Cup title, as well as finishing second in super-G.

In the women's standing discipline Marie Bochet of France is unbeaten at the last two World Championships while the 22-year-old also claimed her 50th World Cup victory last season.

Kelly Gallagher of Great Britain has also made the list ©Getty Images
Kelly Gallagher of Great Britain has also made the list ©Getty Images

Great Britain's Kelly Gallagher, meanwhile, leads the visually impaired field.

Gallagher became her country's first Winter Paralympic gold medallist at Sochi 2014 but has since changed her guide and now competes with Gary Smith.

In the men's sitting discipline, Corey Peters of New Zealand is the defending super-G and downhill world champion, while Japan's Taiki Morii is the reigning overall 2015-16 men’s sitting World Cup winner.

Giacomo Bertagnolli of Italy will also get the chance to ski in front of a home crowd at the World Championships.

The 17-year-old was the overall winner from last season’s men’s visually impaired World Cup.

The 2016-17 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup season features stops in Kuhtai and St. Moritz, both in Switzerland, while Innerkrems in Austria and Kranjska Gora in Slovenia will all host World Cup stages before the World Championships.

The circuit then moves to Asia in March with an event in Hakuba in Japan, swiftly followed by the World Cup Finals in Pyeongchang.

This will act as a test event for the next Paralympic Games and is scheduled exactly one year before the start of the Games.