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Schnapps ban at Ski World Champs

Ski fans have been told most alcoholic drinks other than beer or wine will be banned from being sold in public areas when the skiing World Championships takes place in the ski resort of Schladming so that the region can present itself to the public in the best possible light.

But the move has been slammed by some who say that one of the main enjoyments of the whole Apres Ski experience is the opportunity to drink a warm Punsch or a glass of schnapps after a hard day's skiing.

In addition the drinks can only be served in plastic cups which drinkers have to pay a deposit for which is then returned when they had the plastic cup back.

Organisers say they want to guarantee the safety of guests and are concerned about the environment.

Local police chief Herbert Brandstätter defended the move saying they had to think about the safety of guests as well: "Breaking glass could cut visitors."

Manfred Breitsfuss from the local council who is organising the event did have however one consolation for the visitors – they have set a price on drinks so that a third of a litre of beer is not allowed to cost more than three euros and mineral water just two euros. A cup of warm tea is also not allowed to cost more than 2.50 euros.

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