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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Plan ahead: celebrate responsibly

With great ski racing, enthusiastic crowds and festivities lasting into the evening, there’s plenty to love about the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships and so much to see and do. This includes the Après Avon festivities taking place daily from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Avon’s Main Street Mall with live music, craft brews, food and more, including the "Locals Drink for Free" offer on Feb. 9.

There’s also the Sierra Nevada Winter Beer Camp from 4 to 8 p.m. at the International Bridge in Vail where the official beer of the World Championships, Start House Ale, is served along with a number of other brews.

As you look to enjoy the day's sights and sounds, take time to plan ahead and celebrate responsibly by avoiding the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Use public transportation, take a taxi or arrange for a designated driver to get you home safely. 

In Vail, you can leave your car in the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structure until 11 a.m. the next day, compliments of the Town of Vail, for exceptional circumstances. It’s just one of the ways to keep you safe.