GCI “Day on the Mountain” Raises 1,336 Pounds of Food, Sets Multiple Records at Eaglecrest Ski Area

February 27, 2014

Contact:
Warren Russell, GCI (907) 463-1444, wjrussell@gci.com

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Anchorage, Alaska – GCI successfully held its first “Day on the Mountain” at Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area on Feb. 22, 2014, resulting in the donation of 1,336 pounds of canned food for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank in Juneau, as well as record-breaking attendance.

GCI’s “Day on the Mountain” celebrated the recent construction of a cell phone tower at Eaglecrest Ski Area, bringing GCI customers 4G LTE service at the Southeast’s winter recreation hotspot. Courtesy of GCI, visitors who brought one canned food item were provided with a free one-day lift ticket for the ski area, and season pass holders who donated a can of food received a voucher to Eaglecrest Grill.

“GCI understands the added safety benefits and convenience that wireless service has for those who enjoy Eaglecrest Ski Area. This tower is the final piece of GCI’s network upgrade that provides 4G LTE speeds to our customers in Juneau, and we are pleased to provide them with this extended service,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes.

In addition to food donated during the event, a record-breaking number of ticket holders were in attendance. According to General Manager Matt Lillard, Eaglecrest Ski Area distributed 420 free tickets, which contributed to the total 555 ticket holders on the mountain that day, breaking the previous record by approximately 100 people.

“This event was a success all around, especially for my team who helped out that day. We are very thankful to the Juneau community for coming to show their support and GCI for making it all possible,” said Lillard.

Other records that were broken at Eaglecrest Ski Area during GCI’s “Day on the Mountain” include the total amount of ski and snowboard rentals, as well as the number of cars parked in the lot. Additionally, the food service department set a new record for revenue in a regular ski day, including the value of the vouchers that were distributed by GCI.

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com/about.