Head coach: Kevin Hudson

Assistant coaches: Gordon Hommes, Rachel Howard

Returning skiers: Cedar Gordon, Leah Christensen, Autumn Smith

New faces to watch: Girls: Janie Suomi, Amanda Haaveri and Jocelyn Carr. Boys: Gavin Thorpe, Noah Westman, Chance Hanel, Tae Kosmo, Ian Thorpe, Cyrus Myers.

Team strengths: Youth and enthusiasm.

Biggest challenge: "Our training course does not replicate most of the race venues because we lack steep terrain," head coach Kevin Hudson said.

Coach's assessment: "This is an exciting year as we are able to field a boys varsity team — something we haven't been able to do for several years," Hudson said. "Our girls team has some returning skiers as well as several newcomers who bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm. This will also be the first year in many years where we have been able to train on snow prior to Christmas."