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Backcountry Weather on Alexa

Alexa, Amazon's talking assistant, can tell you the current weather and avalanche conditions.To hear the backcountry conditions, simply say, "Alexa, play my flash briefing."


Listen to a (low quality) sample flash briefing.

To add this skill to your Amazon Echo device:

  1. Log into http://alexa.amazon.com.
  2. Choose Settings on the left side of the page.
  3. Choose Flash Briefing from the Accounts section of your Settings.
  4. Choose Get more Flash Briefing content.
  5. Enter "Wasatch Backcountry" in the search bar and press Enter.
  6. Select the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing skill.
  7. Select Enable.
  8. After a short wait, the Manage in Flash Briefing button will appear. Select it.

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing skill should now be listed in the "On" section of your flash briefings. You can toggle the briefing on/off from this page. Choose the Edit Order button to change the order that you hear the briefings.

Learn more about Flash Briefings.